For children in Reception, Years One and Two school dinners are provided free of charge. For children in Key Stage Two dinners are provided and cooked on site by our catering team at a cost of £10.65 per week (£2.13 per day). All dinners should be paid via ParentPay at the beginning of each week as we are now a cashless school which means you must go onto the ParentPay website at www.parentpay.com.
Children can bring a healthy packed lunch as an alternative to a school meal – strictly no chocolate bars, sweets, fizzy drinks or nuts of any kind. Please give the school office two weeks’ notice of any intention to change from school dinners to packed lunch so that adjustments can be made to kitchen orders.
Free School Meals
If you think that you are entitled to free school meals for your child then you can collect and complete a form from the school office or alternatively you may call directly on 01429 284188.
Please note that free school meals cannot be given until the form is filled in and entitlement cannot be backdated. Even if your child is in Reception or Key Stage One we urge you to complete this form because it also provides school with an additional stream of income, current value £1,300 per eligible pupil per year, in order to further support your child.
Milk is available to all children in Preschool, Nursery and Reception at snack time should they choose it. Milk is also offered as a drink option at lunchtime for children across school.
Non-payment of dinner money
Non-payment of dinner money will trigger an automated reminder to the parent via ParentPay. In order to support parents from building up school meal debt where money has not been received, the school administrator will contact parents/carers by phone if the debt has not been cleared following the reminder. Persistent and unresolved debts will be referred to the Trust’s finance team. Please note that even if your child is awarded free school meals, any outstanding debt must be cleared.
Fruit at Playtimes
Children in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 are provided with a piece of fruit at playtime as a healthy snack. Please remember to advise us of any allergies. Children in Key Stage 2 can bring fruit to school for a healthy snack at morning playtime.