Fresh, healthy food has a positive impact on everyone's mood, behaviour, health, growth and ability to concentrate.
Our hot school lunches are cooked in our on-site kitchen by Caterlink, a specialist school caterer which is passionate about fresh, healthy food that tastes great.
If you do not wish your child to have a hot school meal you will need to provide them with a packed lunch and a non-fizzy drink.
If your child has any diagnosed allergies or special dietry requirements please complete Caterlink's Special Diet/Allergy Form.
All hot school lunches (including free school meals) must be booked on-line via Parentpay. We understand that not all parents are able to do this from home, therefore we have a computer in the Reception area which you can use to book your child's meals. If you would like to use the computer to book hot school meals, please call into the School Office next week where the office staff will help you to activate your Parentpay account.
New Reception children will be given a Parentpay account during their first week at school ready for them to book lunches for the following week.
You can book your child's lunches on a daily, weekly or termly basis. However all lunches must be booked before 8am on the day on which they are to be taken.
Free School Meals
If you receive the following benefits:
- Income Support (IS),
- Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance (IB;JSA),
- an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR)),
- Support under Part Vl of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,
- Child Tax Credit (provided that you're not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190) or
- Working Tax Credit 4 week 'run-on',
your child may be eligible for Free School Meals which attracts Pupil Premium funding. If your child is eligible for this funding they will be so for the duration of their time at Primary School even if your personal situation changes. As a school we are able to use this funding to provide your child with additional support subject to their particular needs. Therefore if you already claim for free school meals, this will continue into next academic year. If you feel you are eligible to claim this additional funding, please call into the School Office for the relevant form.
Free school lunches must be booked via ParentPay as explained above.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
If your child will be in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 for the 15/16 academic year your child will be automatically eligible for a free hot school meal, irrespective of your household income or benefits that you receive.
If you would like your child to have this free hot school meal on a regular or ad-hoc basis please use the ParentPay booking system (explained above) to book these lunches.
If you are eligable for the any of the benefits mentioned in the Free School Meal section above please apply for these Free School Meals even if they are in R, Yr1 or Yr2 as this will attract Pupil Premium funding which will enable us to provide your child with additional support.