School Meals

 

Lunchtime runs from 12.00pm to 1.30pm. You can opt for your child to go home for lunch or stay for a school meal.

 

Children who stay at school for lunch can choose from a variety of nutritious options which are provided by Taylor Shaw. Taylor Shaw, who’s motto is ‘Eat Well, Learn Well’ have over 20 years experience of providing great food to schools. The menu will include fresh, local and sustainable produce and the use of certificated Fairtrade, Red   Tractor and MSC products and free range eggs.

 

Our current school menu can be found by clicking here.

 

Unfortunately, we do not have appropriate storage facilities for packed lunches brought from home. Therefore, NO ‘home’ packed lunches are allowed for health and safety reasons.

 

Special Diets

 

The school is able to cater for any special dietary requirements. Parents must provide written information from a Doctor or Dietician about their child’s needs. Please discuss any requirements with Mrs Langley, Family Support Coordinator

 

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

 

From September 2014 the Government has introduced free school meals for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The Government made this decision after a recommendation in the School Food Plan. Therefore there will be no dinner money to pay.

 

Pupil Premium

 

You may be aware that the Government is currently allocating additional funding to schools known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). If you are in receipt of the following you would have previously received free school meals, however under the new regulations all children will receive a free school meal. The school may still be eligible to receive this additional funding if you are in receipt of:

 

·         Income Support

·         Employment and Support Allowance – Income Related

·         Income Based Jobseekers Allowance

·         The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

·         Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

·         Child Tax Credit and have an annual income below a specific threshold

 

In order for the school to access this additional funding you are required to complete an application form which would be assessed by the Awards and Administration Team at the Local Authority. Application forms can be obtained from the school office.

 

Please note that there is no obligation to disclose this information or to complete an application form.  However if you choose to the school can confirm that this information will be held securely and destroyed in line with government guidelines.

 

The additional monies will be able to benefit the children in their learning.