Hot school meals are available for all children. There is a wide choice of food, including vegetarian meals, sandwiches, pudding and fresh fruit.
The cost of a school meal is £2.00 a day or £10.00 a week. All payments should be made in advance and parents/carers should continue to be at least two weeks ahead with their payments. Changes between school lunches and packed lunches can be made at the beginning of each half term. The school is operating a cashless system and all parents should use their ‘Parent Pay’ accounts to make payments online. If you require additional copies of your initial sign up information, please speak with a member of the office team who will be happy to assist you. If you have any queries regarding the payment of dinner money, you can speak to a member of staff in the main office.
To view the school lunch menu for the Autumn term, please click here.
Free School Meals
The school encourages all parents to find out whether you are entitled to free school meals. In doing so, you may also discover that you are entitled to other other benefits too. Free School Meal entitlement also means that the school has access to additional government funding, such as pupil premium funding, which allows the school to invest even more in your child’s education.
If you believe you may be entitled to free school meals, enquires should be made at The Learning Trust. Once you have registered for free school meals with The Learning Trust, they will send a letter to the school to confirm this.
Please click here for more information about Free School Meals
Universal Free School Meals
Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been entitled to a hot meal provided by the school at no extra cost to the parent/carer. Parents and carers are expected to pay for their child’s school meals when they are in Nursery, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 unless they are entitled to Free School Meals.
Facilities are available for children to bring in a packed lunch. Children with packed lunches eat in the hall with all of the other children who are having a school meal. Parents should pack a healthy selection of food including fruit and water. As part of the schools’ Healthy Schools Status, we actively encourage parents not to pack sugary drinks, chocolate, sweets and cakes etc. Packed lunches are monitored and parents may be contacted if packed lunches do not meet the Healthy Schools criteria.
All children are provided with a selection of fresh fruits during morning playtime on a daily basis.