Current Menu

Will be e-mailed via Parentmail each week any queries please come and see us at reception. Special diets can be catered for by arrangement with the kitchen manager.

Summer Term Menus

Special diets can be catered for by arrangement with the kitchen manager.

School Meals

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Click to download the Summer Menu 2018

The school has a healthy eating policy. Your child can bring fruit in for a mid-morning snack. The school is a member of the ‘Fruit for Schools’ scheme whereby each KS1 child receives a piece of fresh fruit or vegetables. This is in addition to that brought from home. In KS1 milk can be bought on a daily basis. Please ask your class teacher for details.

In KS2 snacks are available for purchase from the Healthy Snack bar.

The school meal service always provides a choice of hot main course or salad selection. A copy of the weekly menu is available by following the links on this web page, but is also posted on the display board opposite the pod and on the pupil board outside the KS2 hall. All diets can be catered for and great care is taken by the kitchen staff in providing well-balanced, nutritious food. If your child is not eating their meals the Mealtime Assistant will let the teacher know. Children will be encouraged to eat their dinner; however, staff will not insist that children eat food they do not want.  If your child does not finish their lunch the remains will stay in the lunch box so that parent and carers can monitor what the child has eaten.

Please note that we have a no nuts or seeds policy as we may have children and staff in school with severe allergies.parent-pay

School meals are charged at £2.40 per meal.  Meals should be ordered and paid for via Parent Pay by the Thursday for the following week.

Free School Meals

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 at state schools in England automatically get free school meals. However, parents and guardians are encouraged to apply for free school meals when they enrol their child in school, as this can help their child’s school to attract additional ‘pupil premium‘ funding to support learning.

From year 3 onwards, children whose parents are getting any of the following are entitled to free school meals:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
  • Income Support (IS).
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBSJA).
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA).
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190).
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
  • Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right can also get free school meals.

How to apply

Apply through the Citizen Portal. This is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision. Alternatively, please see Anne White in the office or call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.

Please note that from 1 April 2018, all children currently getting free school meals will continue to do so while Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their parents’ earnings rise above the new threshold during that time. In addition, any child who becomes eligible for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing these during the Universal Credit rollout period.

Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because their earnings are above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (such as primary or secondary).

The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.

If you feel you are eligible to register please see Anne White for further details. The school receives vital funding for every child eligible and registered, even if they choose not to have school meals. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence.