Children can choose from a school dinner provided by school or bring in their own packed lunch. From September 2022 our meals are provided through STAR Eats, our in-house catering service. The menu works on a 3-week rotation and changes every term. As well as the meat-based main course, there is a vegetarian option every day, with a jacket potato and hot sandwich choice on certain days. Everything is cooked freshly on site using produce from local suppliers. The price for a hot school meal is £2.50, but meals may be free of charge (see below for more information).
If you choose a packed lunch, please avoid nuts and nut products i.e. peanut butter as there are several children who have severe nut allergies.
We are a Healthy School so please avoid fizzy drinks and sweets. Children will need a drink included in their packed lunch as well as a water bottle for when working in class.
Free school meals
Free school meals are available to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and children in Years 3-6 whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
- income support
- income-based job seeker’s allowance
- income-related employment and support allowance
- child tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of working tax credit
- support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
- guarantee element of state pension credit.
Where parents are entitled to working tax credit during a four week “run on” period immediately after their employment has ceased, or after they have started to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.
Children who receive income support or income based jobseeker’s allowance in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.
Should you meet the above criteria, you can apply by using the application form in the useful downloads section.
Applications are usually processed the same day. If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a letter confirming the date when the meals will start. The school is also notified that your child is entitled to free school meals. In the meantime, you should continue to pay for free school meals until confirmation comes through. Schools may be able to arrange a reimbursement of any monies paid whilst your entitlement is being confirmed.
If you are not entitled to free school meals you will be notified in writing.