Free School Meals
The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives so even if you don’t want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps the school.
A new self checking service has been introduced which gives an instant answer to your entitlement.
This online service enables parents (or whoever you agree to do this on your behalf) to apply by inputting all of the same details as previously completed on the paper forms, but the system will then automatically check with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to see if you’re entitled.
You will then be given an instant decision and any successful application will be forwarded to the Free School Meals Entitlement Team to set up on the system and advise the school.
The link to the self checking application form can be found at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Overview.aspx
If you would like us to complete the online application for you, please print and complete our free school meals application form and hand it to the office in confidence.
Meals are £2.70, which includes a choice of main-course, vegetables and sweet, with a drink. A vegetarian option and jacket potatoes are available daily. All meals are paid for online via ParentPay.
There are facilities for children to eat sandwiches in the dining hall at the same time as the hot meals are served.
Download our latest lunch menus below.
Chartwells Special Diet Requests & Procedures
Allergens – Schools Parent Letter
Chartwells Special Diet Procedure
Due to current restrictions, Breakfast Club is not running at the moment.
The school operates a Breakfast Club from 8:40am, in the Nurture Room. Cereal or toast and a drink are available at a cost of 50p per child each day.
Current children in receipt of “Free School Meals” (not Universal Free School Meals) do not have to pay when attending the Breakfast Club. This will be funded by school.
Key Stage One pupils are part of the Fruit for School Scheme, and therefore are provided with fruit free of charge.
Due to current restrictions, Key Stage Two children must bring their own snack.
Key Stage Two children may purchase fruit and healthy snacks during the morning break session, at cost price, provided by Entrust.
Pupils are discouraged from bringing other snacks into school but may bring fruit from home for their playtime snack.
Children are all encouraged to bring a water bottle in to school each day filled with water only.
Children should take the water bottle home each night to be cleaned and replenished for the next day.