All meals are freshly prepared on the school premises. There is a daily selection of hot meals including vegan and vegetarian option. Your child may have school meals all week or on just a selection of days i.e. Monday and Friday.
Dinner money should be paid weekly each Monday. Alternatively you may pay in advance on a termly basis. Application forms for Free School Meals are available from the school office. Children may also bring a packed lunch.
The school has been awarded ‘Healthy School’ status and would ask you to support us in promoting a healthy diet
School meals are cooked on site in our school kitchen. All children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One are entitled to a hot meal or a packed lunch every day (Universal Free School Meals).
Details regarding signing up to receive Universal Free School Meals are given to parents when their children join the school. We strongly recommend that parents encourage their children to eat a school meal every day.
Caterlink our catering contractor offer a varied menu with a daily vegetarian option. All their menus are nutritionally analysed to ensure they meet and in most cases exceed The School Food Trust’s Nutrient Standards.
We encourage all children in Key Stage 2 have a cooked meal for at least part of the week. Approximately 74% of our children have a hot school meal at least part of the week.
The current price for a school meal is £2.24 per day. Dinner money should be paid in advance and is collected each Monday morning for the week ahead. However, you are able to pay termly in advance if you wish. The kitchen sends out letters on the first day of each term setting out how much school meals will cost for the term ahead.
If your child brings a packed lunch, please ensure they have healthy options that they like, with just enough food to be eaten within 30 minutes. Please ensure your child’s lunch box is clearly labelled.
All lunch boxes are stored on trolleys in the classrooms or corridor. It is advisable to ensure that you think very carefully about the type of filling you put in your child’s sandwiches (i.e. no ham or eggs). To ensure your child’s lunch remains cool it will be necessary for you to purchase a small frozen cool pack to place in his/her lunch box each day.
Free School Meals
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
If your child is eligible for free school meals with an active application on the 31 March 2018, they will remain eligible until 31 March 2022.
To see if you are eligible apply on line here