Hm, that seems very cheap. I went to a probably middle market private day high school and I think my folks paid like £3.50 or something a day, although obviously I don't know what they actually spent on the pupils. I assume there was a hefty margin in it. They seemed to be able to put together a decent lunch with meat and fish and such like, though.(Original post by JoeTSR)
Not a written source unfortunately, and it depends on the school (I think some universities pay more). However, at a top-end private boarding school, one of the dinner ladies told us when one of us asked (I was there, it wasn't Chinese whispers) that they spent £1.20 a day total per student, for a total of 3 meals a day, plus a snack.
You could tell when they'd upped the budget (mainly when parents were visiting and eating, maybe the odd special occasion). If you're curious, look up Sodexho/Sodexo for some more concrete figures on just how little plenty of schools spend on food. And the food wasn't actually too bad for 40p a day (though the vegetarian option almost always won hands down).
I'll have a look at your figures (y)
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