PARENTS will have to pay more for kids’ school dinners from September.
Solihull council is looking to increase the price of meals by two per cent, to keep up with inflation.
A recent government pay agreement has put up wages for the lowest paid public servants, including dinner ladies.
The price rise will mean a primary school meal will by £2.20 per day, a 5p increase.
At secondary schools, the cost of meals goes from £2.25 to £2.30 per day.
School dinners are made by Solihull council’s catering service. The council said: “Our award winning school meals in Solihull have never tasted better and we are proud to offer pupils across the borough a great range of delicious, healthy meals, using locally sourced, high quality ingredients.
“We do not serve fizzy drinks or chocolate bars and do not serve fried foods more than twice a week.”
School meal options this term include beef lasagne, cottage pie and fish and chips, with apple strudel or banana loaf and custard for afters.