Children may have a school meal cooked on the premises (halal, if required) or bring a packed lunch. ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal. (UIFSM)
The school office can give confidential advice on whether a child is entitled to have free school meals and how to apply. It is very important that ALL parents register their qualification for free school meals, as the school receives an extra £1300 of Pupil Premium Funding for each of these pupils. This can be registered even if you want to provide a packed lunch, so that school and your child benefits from the Pupil Premium Funding. Children who pay for their meals are asked to bring the money into school on Monday morning for the whole week, in a named, sealed envelope. If you wish to pay monthly or termly this must be done in advance not arrears.
The current price is £2.30 per day and increase of 5p. Cheques can no longer be accepted and the school has no facility to accept card payments.
Special Dietary Requirements
If your child has specific medical or religious needs please inform the class teacher and school office, in writing, so the kitchen staff can then meet your child’s requirements.
The Senior Catering Officer has to balance the school menu each week in order to ensure that the children eating school meals are receiving adequate amounts of vegetables, carbohydrate, protein, fats etc and limit the amount of restricted foods such as processed meats. Therefore, we ask parents providing lunches to not include chocolate or sweets as part of their child’s packed lunch.
Free fruit is available for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Currently; KS1 are charged 30p per day for toast and a drink to be paid on Mondays (in a named, sealed envelope) for the week, costing £1.50. Children may bring their own drink. 15 Healthy snacks are on sale every day for Key Stage 2 children (Years 3 – 6) who are requested to look after their own tuck money, in order to increase their independence. At morning break they can then purchase an item from a range of healthy snacks, including toast.
Dinner money, Reception (YR) Y1 and Y2 juice/toast money and trip money should always be sent into school in a named, sealed envelope provided by school, clearly marked with the child’s name and class. This envelope should then be placed by your child, in the security box located outside their classroom, once again encouraging independence.