Children stay at school over lunch time. Hot school dinners are available from a choice of daily menus which are cooked on the premises. We also offer a sandwich and jacket potato option. The school’s menus are based on the LA’s Healthy Schools menus. We ask that all dinner money is sent to school at the beginning of the week in an envelope marked with your child’s name and stating the amount paid. School meals are currently £2.20 per day for children in KS2. All children order their lunches during morning registration.
All children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 (Years 1&2) are entitled to a universal infant free school meal; children can choose a hot meal, sandwich or jacket potato. If you so wish, your child could bring their own packed lunch in a box with a drink in a plastic container, but not a fizzy drink. Water is always provided for all children at lunch time.
Children are not allowed sweets in school but we do provide a daily portion of fruit for Early Years and KS1 classes.
All children in Early Years are provided with a water bottle as this has been shown to have a positive benefit to avoid dehydration which many children suffer from. Water bottles can be purchased from the school office for £1.00
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Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of,one or more of the following benefits:
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 - 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 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
In addition, the following pupils will be protected against losing their free school meals as follows:
From 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time.
In addition, any child gaining eligibility for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals 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 they are earning 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 (i.e . primary or secondary). The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.
Eligibility can be checked online https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/FAQ.aspx
Please send proof of eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org