While we are in our COVID bubbles, we are only offering packed lunches from Monday -Thursdays, instead of school hot dinners.
Children are given a sandwich and a bag of crudités, a piece of cake or a biscuit and a piece of fruit. In order to keep this simple I have agreed the following fillings for the sandwiches/bread roll every week. Monday - cheese, Tuesday - ham, Wednesday - chicken with mayonnaise, and Thursday - tuna with mayonnaise. The bread is made on site and is lovely and soft.
On Friday the kitchen prepare fish, chips and peas and this is served on indivitual trays as a takeaway meal. They get a desert with this meal too.
Infants are provided with these meals for free as part of the government universal free school meals, please indicate on Parent Pay whether you wish your infant child to receive one of these meals so we can cater for the numbers.
Yr 3 upwards need to pay if they would like to receive one of these meals, unless they are entitled to free school meals. Please book for meals a week in advance on Parent Pay.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a free hot dinner and Mrs. White expects every family to take up this offer. Parents of older children needing information regarding free school meals entitlement should see Mrs. Mitchell, the School Office Manager. Please inform her if you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, even if your child would prefer to bring in a packed lunch as the school receives extra funding for these children.
Meals for Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 currently cost £2.25 daily. Each day there is a meat or fish course and a vegetarian option (please let us know if your child is a vegetarian). Dinners should be paid online, using the Parentpay.com payment facility and need to be pre-booked by midnight of the night before they are taken.
Children who choose to have a packed lunch should bring them in a sealed and named plastic lunch box, which is stored in the classroom. Glass containers or fizzy drinks should not be brought into school. Please do not send nuts into school, either as spread or as a snack, as we have some children in school with nut allergies. We do not allow the children to have sweets in their lunchboxes.
Do you qualify for a free school meal?
Parents in receipt of certain benefits, allowances or lower income may qualify to receive free school meals. Please pick up a form from the school office or call Free School Meals direct on 0116 305 6588 / 0116 305 7093.
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School milk is free of charge for under-fives and subsidised for children aged five and older. All children that wish to receive school milk must register regardless of whether they are aged under or over 5. Please register online at www.coolmilk.com.