Food and Drink
Meals are cooked on the premises and a South Gloucestershire menu is available from the office. All infant pupils are eligible for a free school meal. We ask you to send payment for any meals required through the week on a Monday morning (cheques made payable to South Gloucestershire Council). Children who bring a packed lunch have their meal in the dining hall with the others and are provided with plates, and water to drink, if required.
Free School meals
I am pleased that so many of you have taken up the government’s free school meal offer (reception, year 1, year 2 children and those on welfare benefits). I hope that your children are enjoying their meals. Please let me have feedback on the meals that I can pass on to the kitchen staff. The school receives extra funding for each child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed below so it is important that you sign up for free school meals even if your child is an infant and receiving them anyway. Forms are available from the school office. The cost of school a school dinner for junior age children is £2.10. It is really helpful if dinners are ordered and paid for at the beginning of the week.
Income Support, Income-based job seekers allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, the guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit (with no working tax credit) with an annual income of no more than £16190, Working Tax Credit run-on, Universal Credit.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS – HOW TO APPLY
Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application for the 2017/18 academic year via the portal, you do not need to re‑register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.
Free milk is available for children under 5. The school is part of the Government’s Fruit and Vegetable scheme which provides free fruit and vegetables each day to all infant pupils. Children in years 3-6 may bring in a piece of fruit to have at break time. We hope that parents will support us in this drive to encourage healthy eating habits for life. In line with creating the optimal conditions for learning, children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day and we ask parents to provide spill proof bottles.