All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now offered a Universal infant Free School Meal. Parents and carers are encouraged to take up this superb opportunity, but it is not compulsory; pupils in these year groups can bring a healthy packed lunch if preferred.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) can also order school meals. These meals are payable, unless children are entitled to Free School Meals (further information on next page).
Children eat their lunch in the school hall during several sittings. The children are supervised throughout the lunchtime break by Midday Supervisory Assistants.
Any pupil not having a school meal will need to be provided with a healthy packed lunch and a drink.
Please make sure that the food is in suitable containers, preferably plastic boxes, and that drinks are not in glass bottles or cans and any necessary spoons etc. are included. Fizzy drinks are not to be brought into school.
We have a number of children with severe allergies to nuts – please do not include any products containing nuts.
For ideas on healthy packed lunches have a look at the NHS Healthier Families website
The introduction of the Universal infant Free School Meals (for Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils) has caused a little confusion with Free School Meals, connected to Pupil Premium.
Even though every Reception and Key Stage 1 child will receive a universal infant Free School Meals (if desired) it’s beneficial to the school if all families consider whether they would qualify for Pupil Premium; this premium not only pays for a meal (regardless of the child’s age) but gives the school additional funding to help raise attainment.
The Local Authority online checking system, Parent Portal, checks for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium eligibility. Please click on the button below, to check your eligibility:
If you would like any help or you require further details, please contact the school office.