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Hot School Meals and Packed Lunches

Free School Meals during the Coronavirus outbreak

 

From Monday 20th April we will be using the Government's Free School Meal Voucher Scheme.  Guidance from the Department for Education makes it clear that the scheme only applies to those who are in receipt of one of the following  benefits and have had their eligibility confirmed by the school through the Government's checking process:

 

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based (not contribution-based) Job Seeker’s Allowance (IBJSA) ü
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit.
  • Income-related employment and support allowance

                  Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school

                  meals.

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190 
  • Where they are entitled to Child Tax Credit and also Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

 

Therefore, we will not be not able to issue vouchers to parents of  children  who receive meals under the Universal Free School Meals scheme (those in Reception and KS1), unless they also meet the above criteria.

 

The Free School Meals application form is at the bottom of this page.  If you think you may be eligible, particularly if your situation has now changed , please complete and return this to school as soon as possible and we will arrange for the checking process to be carried out. 

All orders must be made via the

Parent Pay system

 

Please contact the school office if you have not received your account activation letter

 

Pupils may bring a packed lunch or have a hot school meal. The children will be able to sit next to their friends regardless of which type of lunch they have.

 

Packed lunches

We encourage children to eat healthily and not to have chocolate coated biscuit bars or crisps regularly in their lunch box. Sweets and bars of chocolate are not allowed. We are a ‘No Nut’ school and so Peanut butter, Nutella and cereal bars containing nuts are not permitted. Please be aware that food must be in suitable containers and no fizzy drinks or glass bottles are allowed.

 

Hot School Meals

The hot school meals menu meets all Government nutritional standards and is provided by Alliance in Partnership (AIP), a successful hot meal provider, who work with hundreds of schools around the country. Our meals are cooked in Aylesbury, brought in each day in heated trolleys and kept in a heated cupboard at school before being served. Food is prepared daily and has the same texture and taste as homemade cooking.

 

Cost

All children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to free school meals. For those children in Key Stage 2 not entitled to free school meals the cost of a meal is £2.30.

 

Eligibility for free school meals

All children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are entitled to receive free school meals. Some children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) may also be eligible so if, using the guidance below, you think your child is entitled, please complete the form below and send it into the school office and the staff will arrange for the necessary checks to be carried out.

Under current regulations only children whose parents/guardians are in receipt of any of the following will be entitled to free school meals:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-Based (not contribution based) Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Where they are entitled to Child Tax Credit and also Working Tax Credit during the four-week
    period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start work less than 16 hours
    per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.
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