Hot lunches at the Junior School are provided by Edwards and Blake who provide a two-course lunch with a drink. The cost of a school lunch is currently £2.20 which MUST be paid in advance using the school money on line payment system. You can load your account with enough money for a week or longer so it can be paid for every day. If a parent does not pay, then a packed lunch must be sent in until all payments are up to date.
Menus are sent home termly and children can choose which days they wish to have a hot lunch.
If you think you may qualify for free school meals , the information is below. Please see the office for information on how to apply. Please note you are liable for the costs of all meals taken until the application has been approved.
If you receive income support or income based job seekers allowance or if you are receiving child tax credit but are not entitled to a working tax credit, e.g. your annual income has been assessed by the Inland Revenue at less than a given figure, (currently £16,190); then you need to fill out all sections of the form. The school receives extra funding which it uses for additional support for the children, resources such as books to use at home, after school clubs etc. This is called ‘pupil premium funding’ and this year the children eligible for this have had additional support and resources provided. If you do not apply your child cannot access the activities or resources through school. If your child has a brother or sister who has free school meals you do need to fill all sections of the form in.
Special meals are available on request for children on restricted diets. If your child has to follow a special diet for medical reasons, please see the Head teacher.
The mid-day supervisors are on hand to help the children at lunchtime. We often have special menus and ‘theme meals’.
Children bringing a packed lunch require a named sandwich box and a plastic container for cold drinks. No glass bottles, cans or fizzy drinks should be sent in. Hot drinks and pull-top cans of desserts are also not allowed because they could be dangerous. In accordance with our healthy eating policy children should not bring sweets or chocolate in their lunch box. It is helpful if spoons for yoghurts, puddings etc and straws for drinks, if required, could be sent in the child’s lunchbox. No products containing nuts or shellfish should be sent in with the children to eat as we have some children with severe allergies. We appreciate your co-operation with this, as this can be very dangerous to those children. It can affect some children if they smell it or come into contact with another child who has eaten it, and can be fatal.
We are working with Edwards and Blake to ensure menus adhere strictly to the School Food Standards and all staff endeavour to cater to the majority of the school population. We are aware that not everyone is able to eat all foods safely, so if a child has a medically diagnosed allergy, intolerance or health condition they will work with parents/carers and health professionals to develop an individual menu where possible.