Food in School

Morning Break

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).

Reception age children are offered free school milk daily.

Lunchtime

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.

 
NOTE
All children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 will also be entitled to free school meals through the Universal Infant Free School meal system. 
 
Children may bring a packed lunch for their midday break if parents prefer. All containers for food/drinks must be ‘non – breakable’ and clearly named. Children can choose the type of meal they have on a daily basis.


 
 
 
School menu

The new menu can be downloaded below.
The link below will take you to Plymouth City Council's School meals web page. If you open the Primary School Menu  PDF document and click on a menu item it will open a picture of the meal.
 
 
 
The catering service have provided allergy information for school meals which can be downloaded below. If your child has a food allergy we would ask you to refer to this list when considering their menu choices.
 
If you feel that you may be eligible for Free School Meals, please complete the form below and return to the office in an envelope.  The form and the information will be treated confidentially.  Alternatively, you can apply directly to Plymouth City Council using the link below. If you have any questions, please ring the office and ask for Mrs Agnew.