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Lunch-Time Arrangements

Children attending school full-time may opt for one of the following lunchtime arrangements:

A school meal everyday.

A packed lunch everyday.

Go home for their meal

Once your child has chosen an option, we would encourage them not to change this option unless it is an emergency.

All children in the Reception and Key Stage 1 are provided with a FREE school lunch.

Foundation Stage: 11.45am - 12.45pm

Year 1:                    11.55am - 12.55pm

Year 2:                    12.05pm -  1.05pm

Year 3:                    12.15pm - 1.15pm

Year 4:                    12.05pm - 1.05pm

Year 5:                    11.50am - 12.50pm

Year 6:                    11.50am - 12.50pm

 

The School Meals service provides a two course meal which is cooked on the premises. Children are offered a choice of main course, vegetables and pudding and are encouraged and guided to choose a balanced meal. Children are encouraged to try new things but are never forced to eat anything they really dislike. School meals should be paid for weekly, half-termly or termly in advance by the electronic service - ............................, which can be paid on line or at local shops / post offices.

Parents who receive a qualifying benefit can apply for Free School Meals for each child who is of statutory school age and is attending school both before and after the lunch time period.

Qualifying Benefits are:

  1. Income Support
  2. Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (not Contribution Based)
  3. Pension Credit
  4. Registered Asylum Seekers
  5. Child Tax Credits

If you are receiving Working Tax Credit you are NOT entitled. For further information please call the Education Welfare Service on 01582 548174 or the school office.

 

Packed lunches should be brought in a container clearly named. We do recommend that children bring their lunches in a ‘cool bag’ type box in which an ice pack can be placed so that food is not spoiled and ants not attracted. Children having a school dinner or a packed lunch may bring a carton of juice or squash with a straw (no fizzy drinks or flasks) in a named bag. We are unable to provide cups for drinks brought from home, however water is available for all children at lunchtime.