Gateshead Council’s School Catering Service has been singled out for the second year running as the UK’s top performing school meals provider by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).

Liz said “It’s great to see our council winning awards such as this. It shows the dedication of the 350 members of staff who provide more than 11,000 nutritionally-balanced meals every day in 80 primary and secondary schools across Gateshead and beyond.

In our 2017 manifesto, Labour rightly promised to bring in universal free school meals for all primary school children, and make sure no child is held back because their access to a good school meal is hindered by their background.”