The current price for a school dinner is £2.50 per day - £12.50 per week.
School Dinner Money Policy – including Dinner Arrangements
It is the responsibility of parents (other than those whose children are entitled to a free school lunch) to ensure that their child has a lunch each day.
We encourage a balanced lunch so children benefit from a healthy meal.
Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch to school.
Sweets, fizzy drinks and glass bottles are not allowed.
Food containing nuts must not be brought into school.
We avoid children throwing left-overs into a bin and ask children to bring them home in their lunch box. This way any food that has not been eaten can be seen by parents.
We have had occasions where children will throw their sandwiches or a large amount of food away and because the lunch box is empty parents believe the food has been eaten.
We do not encourage children to swap food with each other as this can cause problems between them and parents will assume their child has eaten the food they have provided and this may affect some children who have food allergies.
The Catering Service, which provides our school meals service, is independent from the School and is run by Harrison Catering, who provide fresh wholesome meals which are cooked on site, using local produce.
Payment for School Meals
Universal Free School Meals (Reception and Years 1 and 2)
As part of a current Government initiative, children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school lunch.
Parents must still go on to the system and tick the days that they wish their child to have a lunch.
Key Stage 2 Free School Meals (Years 3 – 6)
When children start Key Stage 2 in Year 3 Universal Free School meals provision finishes, which means that unless your child is entitled to benefits related Free School Meals, school dinners must be paid for.
Parents/Carers of children in Key Stage 2, who are in receipt of certain financial benefits, may be entitled to Free School Meals.
Further information can be obtained from the Local Authority or by contacting the School Office.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that they notify the School Office within a working week of a change of circumstance affecting their child’s eligibility for Free School Meals i.e. that their child is now entitled to or is no longer entitled to a Free School Meal.
Do not presume younger siblings will automatically be allocated Free School Meals status. Each child must be applied for individually.
Please be aware that all applications for Free School Meals are treated with the strictest confidence.
Cheese and biscuits & fruit will be provided for the child if:-
Please remember that unless your child is entitled to a free school lunch it is not the School’s responsibility to feed your child and you are putting your child in a very awkward position if you allow your child’s account to get into significant debt.
We request that all parents give this Policy their full support. If debts are incurred, the School has to pay for the meals eaten. This means that money which should be spent on your children’s education may have to be used for debts incurred from other parents.
We hope that by implementing this Debt Policy we are able to help parents manage school dinner money and ensure that all money that is for learning is available for that purpose.