​School Meals and Menus

a) Children may stay for school meals. 

From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals.

In Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) the cost of meals is payable in advance or on the day on which a child is having a school meal. 

Parents in receipt of income support, job seekers allowance, support under part 1v of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and parents in receipt of child tax credit but not entitled to working tax credit may be entitled to free school meals for their children and must complete an application form and submit it to Staffordshire County Council.  This can also trigger Pupil Premium funding for supporting children’s education in school so please continue to apply even if your child is in Reception, Y1 or Y2.

b) Parents may send children with a packed lunch.

We ask that parents exercise careful control over packed lunches and encourage a healthy balanced diet. We request that items of packed lunch which remain uneaten are returned home in order that parents may monitor eating habits.

 

More information:
Follow this link for government guidance on packed lunches:http://www.healthylunch.org.uk/government/

Follow this link to see menus:http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/cateringservice/cateringforprimaryschools/home.aspx

Follow this link for information on Free School meals:
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/educationalawardsbenefits/FreeSchoolMeals/home.aspx