A cafeteria system, offering a choice of menus, is used and payment for school meals is collected in advance, on Monday mornings. Up to date costs can be obtained by phoning the school. 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.
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.
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.