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 £2.30 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 April 22 to October 22 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 Support
> Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
> Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
> Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
> The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Parents who are made redundant or start working less that 16 hours per week, may find their children are entitled to free meals for a limited period.)
> Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
> Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
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 https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants
To complete a check you will need 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
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.