School Lunches

School lunches are cooked and served on site in our well-equipped kitchen by ABM Catering.  Meals cost £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week).  Five options are offered, including: Vegetarian, Halal, Jacket Potato, and Picnic Lunch/Sandwiches, as well as the Main Meat-based Meal - so there are plenty of options! The menu changes each week.

 

We are introducing online ordering and payment for all school meals from 4th September 2019.  The school office will no longer be accepting cash or bookings for any school meals, and pupils will no longer  order meals in the classroom each day.

 

Parents/carers will need to use ParentPay to book all school meals for their children by 9.00 am at the latest.  Ideally, you should order meals the night before, or at the weekend for the week ahead.  This applies to Universal Free School Meals, Free School Meals and paid school meals.  A letter is attached explaining how to create an account on ParentPay to order and pay (if applicable) for school meals.  Parents will be issued with separate letters for each of their children, with different usernames and passwords.  Once in ParentPay, you can link your children to one account.

 

Important:  you still need to create a ParentPay account for ordering all meals, even if you do not pay for them.  The Dinner Menu for the autumn term will be loaded on ParentPay soon.

 

The ParentPay website is : www.parentpay.com.  You can use the website as a mobile or desktop site, and it is useful to save a shortcut to your phone.

 

Any parent still wishing to pay cash for school meals (which you have already ordered on the ParentPay site)  may pay using PayPoint at local shops – full details are included in the account activation letter you have been given.

 

Should parents require the option to book/pay for pupil meals between two parents (i.e. use two ParentPay accounts), please contact the school office.

Universal Free School Meals for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Since September 2014 all KS1 children are offered a school meal free of charge. They have the same menu options as above: meat, halal, vegetarian, jacket potato, and packed lunch. This really is a good choice for a primary school, and as the caterers strive for the highest standards using local and organic produce if possible, meals are of a high quality.

 

Universal Free School Meals also need to be booked on ParentPay.  It is no longer possible to choose a meal in class on the day.

 

We are pleased that most children choose a school meal each day. As meals cost £2.30 each, it is a real saving for families.

 

If you still opt to send a packed lunch, please note we are asking for no fizzy drinks, chocolate items, sweets or crisps to ensure they are of the same nutritional quality as the lunches provided.

Free School Meals

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you or your partner receive either:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, with no element of Working Tax Credit*, and a household income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)
  • National Asylum Seekers Support
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

 

To apply for Free School Meals, please bring your NI number into the school office and a member of staff will apply online for you.

 

Alternatively, you can apply online here: