Schools Meals

School Meals
We run our own kitchens, with all food cooked on a daily basis on our premises by our talented kitchen team. Menus are changed on a termly basis in consultation with the school council and with seasonal food in mind. 
Taster Sessions
When a menu changes, the kitchen team run a 'Taster Session; to allow children and their families to come in and try the new meals for themselves so they know what to expect and also so that they can try dishes they wouldn't naturally choose. 
Our school lunches cost £2.50 per day (£3.20 for adults) it is currently a cash cafeteria and money is payable on a daily (or weekly basis if parents prefer). At present, we do not have the facility to pay for lunch money via Parentmail.
We are monitored by the local Authority to ensure our facilities are clean and up to high standards they would expect and that we meet all of the food standards, which we do consistently on both counts.  
Lunches are ordered on a daily basis during registration time. Menus are displayed in the classrooms and also sent home to parents for their information. 

Free School Meals


If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:


• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit


Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form supplied by your local council.The school is happy to assist parents with this application process.  Give your completed application to your child’s school and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you are receiving.


Packed Lunches


Some children may prefer to bring a packed lunch, which they eat in the hall with the children who stay for school meals.  For safety reasons we ask children not to bring hot drinks or soup in thermos flasks. We are a school that promotes healthy eating and would be grateful if parents would support us in helping their child to make healthy food choices in their lunch boxes. Too much chocolate or foods with additives can affect behaviour and concentration in the afternoon.


Morning Break


We operate a flexible break time for our children and classroom staff will take the children out for a 20 minute break on a needs led basis. Pupils may only have fruit or vegetables as a break time snack. Snacks like fruit bars or chocolate covered raisins are not allowed. Our Infant children have free daily fruit as part of the government’s Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.