Please place all lunch orders through the Parentpay app. Meals need to be ordered by midnight on a Wednesday night for the following week. Meals can be ordered up until the end of the following term. Any queries with meal orders please contact the School office 01562 823857.
Free School Meals
Universal Free School Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 and entitled to a free school meal under the universal free school meal scheme. This is not to be confused with Free School Meals which requires an application from parents and is subject to eligibility.
The caterers provide a hot meal daily or a jacket potato if preferred. The menu is published and distributed termly along order forms. We encourage children to take up a hot meal but if they would prefer a sandwich this can be arranged, please speak to the school office staff.
Free School Meals
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you, or the child themselves in their own right, receives of any of the following benefits:
Income Support (IS)
Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an annual income of less than £16,190
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)
Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Support
Universal Credit - Your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods
If you are claiming the benefits listed below you are NOT eligible for free school meals, regardless of what other benefits/credits are being claimed:
Working Tax Credit
Contribution-Based Job Seeker's Allowance and/or Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance
However, you will be temporarily eligible to claim free school meals if you receive a Working Tax Credit run-on, which is the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.