Most children have a hot school meal, prepared from fresh ingredients daily by our cooks in the school kitchen. Meals are served and eaten in the School Hall.
Daily meal options include:
- Meat or fish
- Vegetarian choice
- Jacket potato
- Salad bar
- Hot dessert or yogurt or jelly or fresh fruit
The price of a school lunch is £2.50. School meals can be ordered using the ParentPay website at www.parentpay.com. There is no option to order by paper form any more. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals or is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, then the system will not make you pay. You should save your choices and ignore any payment items referring to school meals payment. (They are an item in the online shop and you should not put it in your basket/pay for it).
If you need an Activation code (a separate one is issued for each child) or if you have problems using the system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have activated your account, you can select/amend the meals for your children on the tab called:
- ‘Make bookings’ once booked, you can view your bookings on the tab called:
- ‘View menus and choices’
- Meal choices will usually be locked 10 days before the week that they will be eaten.
If we do not receive a ParentPay booking for your child, they will automatically be registered in our system as having a packed lunch from home.
Free School Meals Eligibility
If you have confirmed eligibility, the ParentPay system will know this and will not make you pay to book lunches during your entitlement period.
Maintaining FSM Eligibility is important for our funding:
Every child who is registered with Free School Meals eligibility attracts funding for the school from the Government that is used to enhance educational opportunities for all of our pupils. Even if your child is now covered by the Universal Free School Meals it is very important to us that you continue to claim FSM eligibility.
Some children bring a packed lunch to school. If your child brings a packed lunch it is important that it is suitable and will give them the energy to work and play in the afternoon! As such they should not bring in fizzy drinks, crisps, sweets or chocolate. We have children in school who suffer from severe allergies to different foods, particularly peanuts. Peanut based foods are not allowed in packed lunches. However, we cannot guarantee that the school is a nut-free environment. For advice on the contents of a nutritious and healthy packed lunch please refer to leaflets held in the school office.
Children are permitted to have break time snacks but this is restricted to fresh fruit. We believe that this policy is also in the interest of dental hygiene and a healthy diet.
If you have any queries or want to discuss any aspect of school lunches, please contact us. First stop is the school office where, once we know the nature of your query we can direct it to the right person.