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School Meals

At both of our sites we have a school kitchen where fresh meals are prepared daily by the catering company and are of a very high quality. The meals are very popular and are enjoyed by the children and staff each day. The menu is varied, reflecting the cultural diversity of the school as well as offering a range of vegetarian choices. A menu is normally sent home before the start of each new term. Copies of menus are also displayed on the noticeboards for parents and children to see. We work very closely with the catering company and meet with them on a regular basis. All our teaching assistants are also meals supervisors and are therefore familiar to the children. They are responsible at lunchtimes and offer any necessary support.

Packed Lunches

Parents, can if they wish, provide a packed lunch for their child if they are in Year 1 to Year 6. We are working towards a 100% uptake of school meals and urge parents to contact us if a special diet (for medical or religious reasons) is required. We do not allow sweets, chocolate or drinks in packed lunches and encourage healthy eating. Water is provided for all children at lunchtimes.

Free School Meals

From September 2014, the government introduced UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meals). All children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to UIFSM if they are NOT eligible for FSM (Free School Meals). FSM is for families whose household income is less than £16,190.

You may be eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits from the Benefits Agency:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Prescribed Tax Credits – Parents/Carers who are in receipt of Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income in excess of £16,190 are not eligible for free school meals.
  • Prescribed Tax Credits – Parents/Carers who are in receipt of Pension Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income in excess of £16,190 are not eligible for free school meals.
  • Please produce your H.M. Revenue and Customs form to confirm that you receive
  • Prescribed Tax Credits

FSM also attracts additional funding for your child which we can use to pay for school trips, etc. Please use the link below to our Letters and Forms page where you can download the FSM application form. 

Here is this term's menu.  What will you have?

The menu is not yet available to view. Please pick up a menu for this term from the office. 

Payment for school meals must always be made in advance, on MONDAYS, weekly monthly or termly. Payments can be made on-line, through School Gateway The office staff will supply you with the necessary information. . Currently school meals are £10.50 per week (£2.10 per day).

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