Important Information regarding Hot School Meals from September 2020
Please note that due to the current situation, we are unable to distribute and collect menus as normal. Therefore on Thursday September 3rd 2020 and Friday 4th September 2020 all children having school meals will have a packed lunch provided for them. They will then have a main and dessert for the following two weeks. Fruit will be available as normal and we will of course take into account any dietary requirements. New menus will be sent out when we return to school in September and you will be able to order choices as normal from w/c 21st September 2020.
NB: If you pay for your child’s school meals, please let us know if you do not wish for your child to have school meals in September and we will remove them from our list.
Year 2 Parents
You will shortly be receiving a letter (please see below) regarding the policy for Free School Meals.
When your child begins Year 3 they will no longer be entitled to a free school meal unless they qualify under the benefit related free school meal system.
If your child does not qualify for Free School meals but you would like to pay for them in Year 3, please let us know by returning the slip at the bottom of the letter. If your child will be bringing a packed lunch from home to school in Year 3, please indicate this on the slip and return to the school office.
If you think your child may qualify for Free School meals but you have not yet applied, please see the school office for an application form.
There are several options to choose from about your child’s lunch. These are;
Your child can bring in a packed lunch from home. These should be carried in a leak-proof container and clearly labelled with your child’s name. Drinks should not be hot or fizzy, and must be in a leak-proof plastic bottle.
You can choose if you want your child to receive a hot, nutritional school meal by registering your child to receive anything from 1 meal per month to 5 meals per week. Meals are chosen and paid for monthly. Hot meal costs are very competitive, payable one month in advance. Absent children may be credited a meal.
Free School Meals
Children of families on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit may be entitled to free hot school meals. For further details click on the link above or contact the school office.
Going home for lunch
If preferred, your child can go home at lunchtime for their lunch. Please let us know in advance if your child will be leaving the premises for lunch. You will need to collect and return your child. He or she will have to sign out at the office when they leave and sign in again when they return.