We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all of our pupils to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills. From September 2014 all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are eligible for a free school meal and we therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a free school meal for our infant pupils. For pupils who are not eligible for a free school meal, we hope that families will continue to opt for paid school meals at a cost of £2.30 per day.
Please also see the information below regarding how schools can still benefit from Pupil Premium funding if your child is eligible for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits (even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2).
Lunch is prepared on the premises and served in the school dining hall. Dinner money is collected on the first day of each week for the whole week or half-termly in advance if preferred. All money should be sent into school in a sealed envelope with your child's name and class clearly marked.
Arrangements can be made for pupils requiring a special diet for health or religious reasons and a vegetarian meal is always available. Pupils may bring a packed lunch if they prefer, to be eaten with their class group. Please ensure that any drinks are stored in unbreakable containers, no glass bottles please.
Parents may be eligible to apply for free school meals for their child if they are in receipt of certain state provided benefits and the school receives some funding based on the number of pupils eligible for free school meals. Please ask at the school office for further details.
The booklet below has been produced by the Children's Food Trust that you may find useful.