Hot lunches are provided by NORSE who provide a two-course lunch with a drink. Menus are sent home termly and children can choose which days they wish to have a hot lunch. There is also the option of a school packed lunch. Children are also allowed to bring in packed lunch from home. From September 2014, all children in infant schools from Reception to Year Two will be entitled to a daily meal free of charge in term time. All parents are required to fill in a form for this but this does not mean your child has to have school meals or have them every day. They can choose when they have them from the menu sent home. If you receive income support or income based job seekers allowance or if you are receiving child tax credit but are not entitled to a working tax credit, e.g. your annual income has been assessed by the Inland Revenue at less than a given figure, (currently £16190); then you need to fill out all sections of the form. The school receives extra funding which it uses for additional support for the children, resources such as books to use at home, after school clubs etc. This is called ‘pupil premium funding.’ If your child has a brother or sister who has free school meals you do need to fill all sections of the form in.
If you do not receive benefits just fill in sections 1, 2 and 4 only. If you need any help with this, please let us know.
Special meals are available on request for children on restricted diets. If your child has to follow a special diet for medical reasons, please see the Head teacher.