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.

 

https://www.parentpay.com/

 

Please see sample menus below. 

File icon: pdf Sample Menu A1 October 2016 [pdf 594KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Sample Menu A2 October 2016 [pdf 587KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Sample Menu A3 October 2016 [pdf 584KB] Click to download

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.

 

Birthday Lunches

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.

Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is a national government programme which gives all children aged four to six in infant, primary and special local authority maintained schools a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.
If your child's school has chosen to take part in the scheme, your child will be given a free piece of fruit or vegetable at school each day.

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.

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.

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.

 

Free School Meals Oldham Council website

 

Additionally:

  • 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. 

 

There are also cases where the parent/guardian whose children may be eligible for free school meals is not on Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction, i.e. where they are not the householder.  This is generally the case where the pupils’ parent/guardian lives in another household.

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.

https://www.allergyuk.org/living-with-allergy/starting-school