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School Meals

Children may purchase a mid-morning glass of milk or orange and payment for this is by Parentpay.

Current milk/orange prices 15p per day (75p per week) payable for the half term.

Children are welcome to bring a snack of fresh fruit or vegetables to eat during their morning break. For children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 this is provided as part of the funded government fruit and vegetable scheme.

Children can also bring a personal bottle of water to keep hydrated during the day.

Children may choose to eat a school meal or bring a packed lunch.  All children in Years Reception, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. School meals are prepared on the premises.  Menus are balanced and varied and follow the County Catering Service’s healthy eating policy and Government Guidelines.  A vegetarian option is always available.  Sample menus are available from the school office.

Children having a school meal can choose between two hot meals and a salad.  Good table manners are expected at all times.

Dinner money is collected using our online payment system Parentpay. Meals cost £11.50 for the whole week £2.30 per day.

Qualifying for free school meals

To qualify for free school meals you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • 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 (£616.67 per month);
  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Please note that contributions-based benefits, including contribution-related Jobseekers’ Allowance do not entitle you to claim free school meals.

An application form can be downloaded below and handed into the school office.

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