We are delighted to offer a FREE Breakfast provision in school for our children.
The breakfast, that is provided by the National School Breakfast Programme is available in your child’s classroom before morning registration (from 8:45am). Every child is offered a toasted bagel.
The National School Breakfast Programme is funded by the Department for Education and run by Family Action to support schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day.
Family Action is committed to supporting child development, and believe a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn.
In a normal school year, schools are open just over half the year (taking into account weekends and school holidays). This means even where breakfast is available within school, children are still having breakfast at home almost 50% of the time. Below you will find tips, ideas, information, recipes, videos and quizzes to make breakfast time an easy part of your morning routine at home.
The school provides nutritious two course lunches that are cooked in our own kitchen by our own staff. Fresh, healthy ingredients are used and the meals cost £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week). We offer a choice of one meat/fish main course, one vegetarian main course and a choice of puddings, yoghurt and fruit. Children are able to help themselves to bread, which is baked daily, and to the salad bar.
Parents are asked to pre-order school meals for their child by Saturday each week, for meals to be eaten the following week. Please see the linked guide for more information: Parent Guide_Pay360 Menus
Follow this link to see the latest menu – Menu starting from October 2022
Dietary Needs – if your child has any specific dietary needs (health or religious) please notify the school office (e.g. any food allergies, vegetarian, no pork etc.). The school does NOT serve Halal food.
Free School Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1) are entitled to free school meals. To continue receiving free school meals from Year 3 upwards, families would need to receive any of the following:
- Universal credit, and have an annual net earned household income of no more than £7,400
- Income support
- Income based job-seekers allowance
- An income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
You can claim free school meals even if you do not intend to use them or if your child already receives free school meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2. The school receives extra funding for children who are entitled to free school meals.
If your child chooses to bring a packed lunch from home, please ensure it is in a named bag or container.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY NUTS, or nut based products such as peanut butter into school, we have some children who are severely allergic to nuts.
Drinks and snacks in school
We encourage all children to bring a named water bottle to school every day, this must only contain water – no juice or squash is allowed. Water bottles are available to purchase from the school office.
Children under the age of 5 are provided with milk at break time every day. This is free of charge under the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Scheme.
All children are offered milk free of charge at lunch time.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will continue be provided with a fruit or vegetable snack every day.
Children in Years 3 to 6 may also bring a snack of fresh fruit or vegetable from home if they wish (no other snacks or drinks are permitted at break time)
Paying for School Meals
Payment for all school lunches must be made in advance. Payments can be made via Pay360.
Late Payment for School Meals
If a child fails to bring money for a school meal we will follow these steps:
Day 1 – a reminder text will be sent to the parent to advise them that dinner money has not been received. As a goodwill gesture the child will be given a school meal.
Day 2 – we will attempt to call the priority 1 parent, if we are unsuccessful we will send a text. The child will be provided with a sandwich and a piece of fruit, this will be charged at the normal school meal rate of £2.20. A letter will be sent home with the child advising the parent of the situation.
Day 3 – we will attempt to call the priority 1 parent, if we are unsuccessful we will send a text. The child will be provided with a sandwich and a piece of fruit, this will be charged at the normal school meal rate of £2.20. A letter will be sent home with the child advising the parent of the situation.
Day 4 – the school will not provide any further meals for the child until the outstanding debt is cleared in full. The school will attempt to call the priority 1 parent. A letter will be sent home with the child advising the parent of the situation.