Lunch in School
Dinner money is £2.10 per day therefore £10.50 per week.
All payments for school dinners are carried out via parentpay. Please access the website via the link below.
If you have any queries about parentpay please contact Mrs Taylor in the school office.
Please see sample menus below.
|Sample Menu A1 October 2016||[pdf 594KB]|
|Sample Menu A2 October 2016||[pdf 587KB]|
|Sample Menu A3 October 2016||[pdf 584KB]|
|Lunchtime Policy 2016||[pdf 343KB]|
KS1 Free School Meals
All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals.
Please inform your school if you do not wish to receive this offer, otherwise your child will automatically be opted in to the free school meal.
The school meal service offers all primary and special schools with a multi choice menu.
Part-time School Dinners
Your child can also go on school dinners on a part time basis.
Monday - School dinner
Tuesday - Packed lunch
Wednesday - School dinner
Thursday - Packed lunch
Friday - School dinner
The following days have to be adhered to so the kitchen staff can plan for this flexibility.
When it is your child's birthday you are welcome to join them at lunchtime and enjoy a school dinner. Please contact Mrs Slater to let her know if you wish to join us. Adults meals are priced at £2.80.
No Nut Policy
We have a number of children in school with severe nut allergies and therefore, we cannot allow any food products containing nuts in school, eg. peanut butter, Snickers Bars. If your child brings a packed lunch, please ensure it is nut-free.
Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
As part of a government initiative to encourage healthier eating, our Foundation and Key Stage 1 children are offered a free piece of fruit or vegetable daily. This may include satsumas, bananas, apples, pears, cherry tomatoes or carrots.
The current regulations only allow milk to be provided for Foundation and Key Stage 1 children, for which a small charge of £1.50 per year is payable in the autumn term. We currently run a Key Stage 2 Milk Scheme. Please contact the office if you are interested in your child taking part in this scheme.
Water Bottles in School
Please continue to support the school's Healthy School's policy to ensure that your child brings a clean, fresh water bottle to school. No squash and cordials please.
Replacement bottles can be purchased from the school office from 8.30-4pm at a cost of £2.
KS2 Free School Meals - Means Tested
You can get free school meals if your child attends a local authority maintained school (not private) and you receive one of the following:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- An income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed the current year’s level
- the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finished, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week.
- Universal Credit
Please click on the link below for more information or to apply.
- You, as the parent or guardian, must Receive Child Benefit for the child you are responsible for.
- Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
- Children who receive “education suitable for children who have not attained compulsory school age” will still need to satisfy the additional requirement of “receiving education both before and after the lunch period”, before being eligible to receive free school meals.
Guidelines for Healthy Packed Lunches
At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day
- Meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (eg lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus, and falafel) every day.
- Oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
- A starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
- Dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard everyday.
- Only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.
- Packed lunches should have limited items such as:
- Crisps - Instead, include seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or diary food are also a good choice.
- Confectionary such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets are not encouraged at school. Please only allow your child to eat cakes and biscuits as part of a balanced meal.
- Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages/chipolatas should only be included occasionally.
For more ideas please visit Change 4 Life Packed Lunches
Special Diets and Allergies
Please be aware we have a number of children in school with quite serere food allergies including peanut and kiwi. Please to not send you child to school with these items.
- We recommend you visit the website below for accurate, reliable information on managing allergies in schools.