School lunches provided by Edwards & Ward
Children in Year R, 1 & 2 are entitled to a Universal hot Free School Meal at lunchtime in line with the Government initiative. This meal will be ordered in the classroom each morning at registration. Alternatively, children may bring a pack lunch from home.
Children in Year 3 to 6 can either bring in a packed lunch or have a hot school lunch, which costs £2.50 and is payable in advance online via Weduc, our parent communication App. School lunches can be paid for on the day, by the week or month or termly in advance.
We ask parents not to include nuts in lunchboxes or as snacks (this includes Nutella based products) as we are a nut-free school.
Children are allowed to bring squash or juice in a bottle or carton to be drunk at lunchtime. Only plain water can be drunk in class.
Please note that fizzy drinks, thermos flasks and glass bottles or containers of any kind are not allowed in school.
The school lunch menu for October 2023 to March 2024 can be viewed here.
Food for our school meals are provided by our caterers Edwards and Ward who are delighted to provide fresh, nutritious and healthy lunches to the pupils at our school. They are award winning caterers specialising in education and have built their reputation on fresh food prepared on site by staff who care about what they do.
Dietary and Allergen advise
If your child has been advised by their GP or Health Care Professional to either follow a special diet or to avoid certain foods containing any of the “identified” allergens as per Food Information for Consumers Regs. 2014, then please contact the school or Edwards and Ward Special Diet and Allergen helpline on 01934 615616 or visit http://www.edwardsandward.co.uk/ for further information.
Free School Meals – Eligibility
A child is eligible for free school meals if their parent or carer receives one or more of the following benefits:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
No other benefits qualify for free school meals from Key Stage 2 (years 3, 4, 5, 6) or for the pupil premium for Reception Year and Key Stage 1 (years 1, 2).
Applying for Free School Meals
To check your child’s eligibility for pupil premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2), please use the online checking facility Free School Meals Eligibility Checker
To complete a check you will need to create a new account and will require the following information for yourself or the person you are checking on behalf of:
> Our own name, date of birth, and contact details
> National Insurance number or National Asylum Seekers number
> Child’s name and date of birth
> School your child is attending or will attend
If you are not able to register for an account, you will need to contact the school, as we can run a check on your behalf, as long as you can provide the following information:
Children in Years R, 1, and 2 are provided with fruit or vegetables each morning as part of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. As a “healthy and nut free school”, we ask that older children who choose to bring their own snack from home, only bring in fruit, vegetables or plain bread rolls.