Our Head Cook, Paula, and Assistant Cook, Laura, prepare and serve a nutritious, healthy and varied menu cooked on site daily. Children can choose the main dish or a vegetarian option each day. They have a choice of deserts, and fruit and yogurts are always available. There is a three week rota of menus ensuring that meals are child-friendly and healthy.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently provided with a Universal Infant Free School Meal, which is different to means-tested free school meals. Even if you receive infant meals, please do still apply for means-tested free school meals if you think you might meet the criteria.
For Key Stage 2 children we do try to keep the costs as low as possible, whilst providing a nutritious and filling selection. Payment for school meals should be made via ParentPay, details for which are available from the school office.
As our philosophy is about ‘real experiences’, we often go out on trips and visits. On these days the children are provided with a filling packed lunch at the same cost as regular dinners.
Free School Meals
Children attending our school whose parents or carers receive any of these benefits are entitled to free school meals:
- child tax credits provided your annual income as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs does not exceed £16,190. If you receive working tax credit you will not be entitled unless you’re in receipt of a four-week run-on
- guarantee element of state pension credit
- income support
- income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- income-related employment support allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
If you think you may be entitled, please apply via North Somerset.
Even if your child is receiving infant free school meals, or they are a junior who does not have a school meal, please still apply. Every child who receives free school meals means extra funding for the school, and this money goes directly into extra teachers and support staff to help the pupils succeed.
You can be assured that any information regarding free school meals remains confidential, and pupils are never publicly labelled or identified as such.
If you feel that you may be entitled, then please apply or talk in confidence to Mrs Amos or Miss Haines (receptionist), who can help you complete the forms if necessary.