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School Dinner Information.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school dinner every day through Universal Free School Meals Funding.
For children in Years 3 to 6, the cost of the lunch is £2.10 per day, payable in advance via Parentmail. We operate a cashless system for school dinners and therefore, no cash will be accepted by the school office. You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
- Income Support.
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches. Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also eligible to receive Free School Meals.
To apply for a Free School Meal for your child please visit www.myfreeschoolmeals.com and complete a short application. Alternatively visit the school office to complete a form and we will apply on your behalf.
If your child is in Reception or Years 1 or 2 and you are in receipt of any of the above, you can also use this application to secure additional school funding for your child.
School Food Standards
Our school menus need to be balanced to meet the Government standards for school food, (please see link below). There are restrictions placed within the standards as to what can and cannot be served, and these include the number of times per week certain foods can be offered. Our menus offer a good quality cooked meal with ingredients sourced locally where possible and contain a range of dishes that will assist with developing your child’s eating habits/choices. Many children when sat with their peers are often more willing to try new foods so please help us to help you by talking positively about new foods when your child comes home from school and praise them for trying new things.