Healthy and well-balanced meals are cooked within school and provision is made for children who are vegetarian, have allergies or are unable to eat certain foods on religious grounds. Alternatively children are allowed to bring a packed lunch into school if they prefer and this should include a healthy balanced lunch which includes no chocolate or fizzy drinks. Children can opt to change from a school lunch to a packed lunch and vice versa.
For convenience, parents are encouraged to use our online Parent Pay system to pay for school meals. Parent Pay is an online payment system which allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, trips and activities. To find out more about Parent Pay, please go online www.parentpay.com or speak to our school office. Cash payments are required daily or weekly.
Free School Meals
If, at some point, your family was in receipt of any of the following benefits, your child is entitled to a free school meal and the school will receive additional funding to support their learning and development:
- 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 are 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.
In addition, some children are also eligible if they:
- Have been looked after by the local authority for at least one day
- Have been adopted from care
- Have left care through guardianship: and
- Are subject to a child arrangement order.