Our school dinners are cooked on site and provided for us by Alliance in Partnership.
Children may purchase a hot school meal. Supervised facilities are provided for children to eat either a hot school meal, a lovely selection of food from the salad bar or a packed lunch from home. A doctor’s letter is required for any child with special dietary requirements or food allergies. Please send packed lunches in a rigid container (no plastic bags) very clearly marked with the child’s name so that it can be recognised easily. Please provide spoons for yoghurts. The lunchbox will be stored safely until needed. Due to nut allergies of several of our pupils currently, we ask ALL parents and carers to ensure that snacks and lunches do not contain any nuts or nut products.
We encourage the children to bring named water bottles to school and to fill up regularly from the water fountains. However, if you wish to provide your own drink please do not send cans of fizzy drink in any container or anything in Thermos flasks or glass bottles. This is for safety reasons. Please ensure that a cup or straw accompanies all drinks. Similarly, hot drinks or hot soup are not suitable for young children to handle. Cold water is always available.
Universal Free School Meals
The Government are now funding school meals for all children in KS1, this includes reception, year 1 and year 2. If you are a home dinner or packed lunch please let the office know if you would like to change.
Free School Meals (FSM)
The government now gives school a significant amount of extra money for each pupil who is eligible for FSM. Your child is entitled to receive free school meals each day if you are in receipt of one of the following:
Child tax credit, but not entitled to working tax credit and annual income does not exceed £16,190
Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Assylum Act 1999
The ‘guaranteed element’ of Pension Credit
Income related Employment Allowance
We would strongly encourage you to apply for this. If your child does not want to eat a school dinner, then that is not a problem, but there are other ways in which we can support you and your child, if your child is eligible for FSM. Please contact Mrs Baldwin in the school office for more details or to discuss this further.