School Dinners

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During the lunch break children may return home, have a home-made freshly cooked school meal or bring a packed lunch.  Children are given a choice of school lunch

Our school dinners are freshly prepared every day in our kitchens. We run our own kitchen with the aim of providing good quality healthy meals at an affordable price.  Children are given a good choice of meals and these can be ordered on the day if required.

The cost for a dinner is £2.50  Lunch is provided free of charge for children in keystage one (Reception, Years 1 and 2).

Each term we provide a lunch menu. To ensure that children get their menu choice they can pre-order lunch in the morning via their teacher at registration.

If you have any questions about school lunches you can contact the kitchen manager, Marie Henley, through the school office.

If you think your child may have an entitlement to free school meals please contact the school office for further information and an application form. Alternatively, you can apply online via the school or Devon County Council website.

School Dinners

The menu rotates on a three weekly basis.

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available if your family or child are in receipt of certain benefits.  If you think that your child/ren may have an entitlement to free school meals please contact the school office for an application form (or download below). There is no discrimination between those children who are entitled to free meals and those who pay.

Free School Meals Application Form

Free School Meals for Primary School Pupils at Key Stage One

From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals. Some of these children would also be eligible under the current free school meals scheme and it is very important that we still identify these pupils. This is because each child registered under the original scheme attracts valuable funding for their school. £1,300 for each eligible primary-aged pupil will be allocated in the next school year in additional funding.

We, therefore, ask that you complete the application form in order for us to identify whether you would have been entitled under the current free school meals scheme even if you do not actually wish your child to have a free school meal. Parents of pupils who already receive free school meals do not need to complete this form.

Remember that every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled to receive a free school meal regardless of the outcomes from this application form, but completion of the form may bring valuable funds for the school.

Please be advised that the Local Authority will not confirm the outcome of your application, but should you wish to know if your child attracts additional funding, you will be able to find out by asking the school administrator from the start of July.

In addition to the welcome news that KS1 children will receive free school meals from September, the United Schools Federation, would like to provide one free school sweatshirt to all children registered and entitled to receive a free school meal under the original scheme, together with all children registered as ‘Service’ children. (At least one parent in the armed forces). This is our thank you for registering for this scheme and in doing so helping release extra funds to support the work of our schools.

Packed Lunches

Pupils may, if parents prefer, bring a well-balanced packed lunch for the mid-day break. Containers must be clearly marked with your child’s name. All children are provided with water to drink.

Spring/Summer 2024