Children are offered a choice of food prepared in our School Kitchen. Our catering staff have achieved the Bronze Food For Life catering award. The menus focus on ‘Healthy Eating’ and offer a balanced selection. Should your child have any special dietary need, please contact the School Office.
Children may bring a packed lunch if they wish, in a clearly-named box. Please note we are unable to provide chilled storage for packed lunches.
Payment for Meals
Parents should pay in advance for meals, using our online ParentPay system. The cost of a school meal is currently £2.60. If a child is collected from school due to sickness, it will not be possible to credit that day’s meal as the kitchen will have already accounted for meals to be provided.
It is not acceptable for parents to be in arrears for school lunches. Arrears in excess of 5 days’ lunches will mean access to school meals will be suspended until the arrears are cleared; parents/carers will need to provide a packed lunch for their child/ren.
In extreme cases where a child is without a lunchtime meal, a cooked meal will be provided. The child/ren’s parent/carer will be issued with an invoice to cover the meal cost which should be paid immediately.
Free School Meals
As from September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits may be entitled to free school meals; a claim form may be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this section.
You are entitled to apply to register for free school meals for your child(ren) if you are receiving one of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit (if your annual net earned income is £7,400 or less, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, without any Working Tax Credit, and an annual household income of £16,190 or less (as assessed by HMRC - Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
- Four-week run-on Working Tax Credit (paid for four weeks after you STOP qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
We strongly encourage parents and carers to apply as eligibility not only entitles your child to a free daily meal, it also attracts additional funding for school to support your child's learning.
To talk to someone about free school meals in Bath and North East Somerset, please call the helpline on 01225 394317, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Free School Meals, Children's Service Finance, PO Box 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DN. Claims can usually be dealt with discreetly over the phone and you do not need to disclose any financial information to the school.
The application form may be found by going to https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
Children are allowed to bring fruit or a healthy snack for their mid-morning break. NO crisps, sweets or chocolates please. They are also encouraged to bring a water bottle to school every day (plastic bottles only please). No fizzy drinks. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are also offered free fruit every day.