"School meals are cooked on site every day"
EYFS & Key Stage 1 Lunches
The Government from September 2014 announced all Reception and Key Stage 1 children will be entitled to receive a school meal at no cost to the parent/guardian.
School meals are healthy, tasty, social and fun and from September 2014 choosing a school lunch for your child/children will help save you up to £400 per year if you take up the offer. In North Yorkshire we anticipate that this will be a popular offer with children and guardians. To help us plan and ensure we are able to deliver a high quality school meal to every eligible child in September and in the future, please advise us if your child will not be taking up this offer.
Our school meals provided by Dolce Schools Catering, who cook freshly prepared meals on our school site. The meals are prepared to a very high standard by our resident school cook, Vicky. A freshly prepared option of main meal, vegetarian meal, jacket potato or sandwich meal is offered every day. All food served in school will be nutritionally balanced based on the government’s nutritional guidelines to ensure that children can work better in the afternoons.
Children who have a dietary requirement may also be catered for including religious, cultural or allergy and/or intolerance diets. Please contact school if your child requires a special diet or ask to speak to the school cook directly.
Can my child still bring a packed lunch?
Yes they can, but we would encourage them to try a school lunch. This will give them a varied and balanced diet and save you time and money.
*NB: A cash alternative is not available for those pupils not taking a school lunch from September 2014
Key Stage 2 Lunch
Children may have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch from home.
Dinner money can be paid weekly or termly on Schoolcomms.
School dinners are currently priced at £11.50 per week £2.30 per day.
Please note that if your child is sick, you must inform school by 9.00am otherwise you will be charged for their lunch.
Please find below details of the school meal website. This website includes information about all aspects of school meals. The link is:www.schoolgrid.co.uk
Class 1 and Class 2 receive a piece of fruit as part of the Government’s Five a Day initiative. Children are allowed to bring their own fruit or healthy snack to school. Please refer to www.food.gov.uk for further information.
Pupil Premium / Free School Meal Entitlement
The Pupil Premium Grant is a government initiative designed to target resources in schools towards pupils deemed eligible for such funding. Specifically the Pupil Premium money is provided to the school to support the education of those students who are
• Currently on Free School meals (FSM) or who have been on FSM at any point over the past 6 years
• Children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA)
• Children adopted from care
• Service children – children of service personnel in the last four years
If you think that your child may qualify for free school meals and are currently not in receipt of FSM, you should apply directly to NYCC using the free school meal form, form enclosed within your administrative form folder.
From July 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care and there is now no cut off for age of the adopted young person as there was previously. Schools can claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
The Pupil Premium is to help schools raise the attainment of students and close the gap with their peers that currently exists at national level.