Tel: 01642 817713 Head Teacher: Mrs S Thorpe Email: SEND Coordinator: Mrs N Watson & Mrs V Wales Chair of Governors: Mrs L Green

Whinneybanks Primary School

School Meals

A cafeteria system, offering a choice of menus, is used and payment for school meals is collected in advance, on Monday mornings. From 19th June 2023, the cost of a school meal is £2.40 per day. Parents should put dinner money into the envelope provided, with the child’s name and class marked on the outside along with other details.

It is important that dinner money is sent in full on Monday mornings and not in the middle of the week.

Please note that any change required for dinner money will be credited to the next week.

It is only possible to change from one sort of dinners to another (e.g. from packed lunch to school meals) at the beginning of the week and any change of arrangements must be notified in writing to the Head Teacher or clerk at least one week before the change is to take effect. We regret that failure to do this may result in you being expected to pay for any meals ordered for your child by mistake.

We must stress that it is not possible for us to order a meal for a child after 9.30 in the morning. It is therefore essential if your child is coming to school late due to a dental appointment etc. that you let the school clerk know the day before if you wish a meal to be ordered. Any children coming to school late must report to the school office on arrival. Failure to do so may result in no dinner being ordered for them.

Sample Menus

Please note our menus are under continuous review, a sample is below: 

Primary Schools Week One

Primary Schools Week Two

Free School Meals:

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life.

Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.

Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for free school meals.  Your child is eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

To check if your child is eligible, we need information about you and your child.   Please complete this form and return it to school.

Click here to access the Application Form for Free School Meals.

The information you provide in this form will be used by the Local Authority to confirm receipt of one of the listed benefits and to assess entitlement to free school meals.

Packed Lunches

Alternatively, children may bring packed lunches to school. Children who do so should not bring hot or fizzy drinks or hot soup, nuts or drinks in glass bottles or cans.

Please note: If you put grapes into your child’s packed lunch please make sure they are cut into halves. Please do not send whole grapes.

Whinneybanks Primary School Tower Clock

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.