Key Stage 1 children are all offered a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable every day as part of the government's Free Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. Please inform us of any allergies to fruit or vegetables that your child may have. Children may bring fruit or healthy eating type snacks to eat during this time. Crisps, biscuits, chocolate bars etc. are not permitted for the morning break, and sweets or chewing gum must not be brought to school. We encourage children to be ‘healthy eaters’ and seek parents’ support with this. Children may bring a cold drink (not fizzy).
School meals are prepared in our kitchen and served in the hall. Children have a choice of menu both with dinner and dessert. A drink is supplied, or children may bring a cold drink of milk, juice or squash (not fizzy).
Dinner money must be paid in advance by parents using the School Gateway online payments system, which can be accessed from the home page of the school website - please also see the School Meals Debt Recovery Policy which can be downloaded below.
Free School Meals are supplied to children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits. If you feel your child may be entitled to a free meal please ask at the school office. The application process is very easy (link below) and Free School Status is kept confidential at all times.
Children whose parents are in receipt of the following are entitled to free school meals:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State 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
- Universal Credit.
Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
To view our Food in School policy, please click here.
Our school lunches are cooked fresh and on-site by CATERed.
CATERed: "We are able to accommodate a wide range of special diets (for example gluten-free, coeliac and so on) and offer the opportunity for parents to meet with the Kitchen Manager at their child's school on a one to one basis to talk through the menu and recipes.
There could be slightly different versions of the main menu on offer in various schools so please contact us for the most up-to-date details on all allergens present in the menu at email@example.com
To get you the information swiftly please add in the name of the school that your child attends in the email.
All our units have the most up to date allergen details to work with and we can help you with all allergen enquiries so that you can choose the right meals for your child. For an individual appointment to talk through the menu please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org adding in the school that your child attends.
We welcome feedback from our customers so whether you're a parent/carer or a pupil/student, please feel free to send us menu ideas or recipes. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or talk directly to the Kitchen Manager at your school."