As of September 2014, all infant (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) children are entitled to Free School Meals as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals initiative. Children do not have to have a cooked meal every day – they may choose to have meals on some days and not others. There is no rule – every day, some days or no days – whatever is best for your child. Please send a packed lunch if your child does not want a hot meal on that particular day. If you believe that your child may be entitled to free school meals (whether they are in year R-2 or they are older) please make sure that you arrange this as the school received extra funding for pupils who are entitled to free school meals. Find information at https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
For Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6) dinners should be paid for through our free online payment system ‘ParentPay’. You will be provided with set up details for this system. The price of meals is on the website and any changes will be announced in our school newsletter. Usually everyday children are asked whether they require a school meal and they are able to choose between two protein options with a vegetarian option or a jacket potato option. A salad bar is available every day. Alternatively they may bring a packed lunch from home, which needs to be healthy and in a named lunch box.
Children may bring a packed lunch if parents wish. We would ask that these be as healthy as possible and should NOT include sweets. Glass bottles or fizzy drinks are not allowed. We recommend that you use an insulated lunch box throughout the year for health reasons.
Key Stage One children will be given free fruit under the Free Fruit for Schools scheme at break-time.
Key Stage Two children are allowed to bring in fruit or raw vegetables .