Foundation Stage & KS1
All children in Foundation Stage and KS1 are provided with free milk and fruit each day.
Children are allowed to bring a drink of water in a clear bottle to drink during the day. Please do not send fruit juice/fizzy drinks.
Our kitchens provide a varied range of healthy food, cooked on the premises daily. The children have a choice of hot meals, salads/ sandwiches and a choice of dessert. There are always vegetarian options available.
Children not requiring school meals may bring their own packed lunches which may be eaten in the dining hall. We strongly encourage parents to provide a healthy packed lunch e.g. fruit, sugar free drinks, cereals.
PLEASE DO NOT PUT CHOCOLATE BARS IN CHILDREN’S LUNCH BOXES.
Change 4 Life
Take a look at the Change 4 Life website for ideas on how to improve your diet and lifestyle, and at a selection of quick and easy recipes for healthy lunches.
Healthy Recipe Downloads
Dinner money is collected every Monday morning and should be sent in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and class and handed to your child’s class teacher.
The price of school meals is £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week) and payment should be made on Monday. If you wish you can pay half termly, in advance. The amount payable for each half term is on the school newsletter sent out just before we break for each holiday.
School dinner payments should be made via the ParentMail app under 'Accounts'. Payments can also be made in cash via the office at present, but soon we will be making the school cashless and all payments willl have to be made online. If you have any problems with the app and/or payments please pop to the office and we will be happy to help you.
We prefer children to only change from packed lunches to school dinners (or vice versa) at the beginning of a half term, but will allow changes at other times in exceptional circumstances. If your child does wish to change please notify the school office.
Free School Meals
Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
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 they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment finishes or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week
Children who receive any of the qualifying benefits listed above in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals.
If you feel that you may be entitled to free school meals please contact:
Level 4, Civic Centre
Call: 0161 770 6688