School meals at present cost £2.25 each. According to the number of days your child stays, the amount will be a multiple of this making £11.25 for a complete week. Money should be sent on a Monday, in an envelope denoting the days to be paid for. Meals cannot be given to children unless they are paid for in advance. All monies are to be paid into the school office – ideally using our cashless SCOPAY system.
Children can also bring a packed lunch. A non-fizzy drink with a packed lunch should preferably be in a sealed carton – not glass. Water is also provided at meal-times and at all other times during the day.
The school is part of The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme and each child in FS and KS1 therefore receives a piece of fruit (or sometimes vegetable) every day. We are trying to follow the path of encouraging healthy eating, and therefore do not allow any other snacks. Free milk is provided for children under five, and after their fifth birthday you can pay for milk through the dairy – the office will supply all the details.
In KS2, children may bring fruit for break time, and there is a Tuck Shop that sells healthy snacks and drinks.
Older children can bring a non-fizzy drink – (obviously no glass bottles) and we do encourage them to drink water throughout the day – so a water bottle in school is a very good idea.
Some children are entitled to free school meals, this may be because as a family you are claiming Income Support, Job Seekers’ Allowance or Child Tax Credit (subject to current criteria).
It is important that you claim for free meals, not only for you, but also for the school as our funding increases if our number of free school meals rises. The knowledge of this entitlement is treated as confidential. If you have any doubts about this, please contact the school office and you will be advised and guided through the application process.