Cost per School Meal for: Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2: FREE
Cost per School Meal for: Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6: £2.40*
*See Free School Meals section below if you think you may be entitled to Income-Related Free School Meals.
Please see page Parent Pay for details on how to pay for your school meals.
All children in school have the option of having a school meal, or bringing a packed lunch in from home. If you are providing a packed lunch from home, please ensure the contents do not contain nuts - we are a nut-free school.
Our Cheshire East Catering Team:
Julie Poole - Catering Supervisor
Jayne Ollier - Kitchen Assistant
Nichola Jack - Kitchen Assistant
The meals served are nutritionally balanced to meet government guidelines, made in school by our professionally qualified catering staff. Cheshire East Catering use locally sourced ingredients where possible, such as bread from Roberts’s bakery and apples from local fruit farms. Pork used is quality assured, fish is from sustainable managed fisheries - and all eggs are free-range.
Please let Miss Hassall know if your child has any allergies / dietary requirements - Mrs Poole is happy to provide alternative menu options to accommodate.
Free School Meals
All children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Free Schools Meals, under the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme.
DID YOU KNOW, YOUR CHILD MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING?
If you receive any of the following, your child will be eligible to receive free school meals and additional Pupil Premium funding, to help towards the cost of trips and other school activities...
- Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income related Employment Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and
Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
It is important that you do still make a claim for free school meals, even if your child is in key stage 1, as school can claim additional funding (pupil premium) for new equipment and resources, if they are registered.
The eligibility check is quick and confidential, all you need to provide is your national insurance number and child's date of birth.
For further information or to apply, go to -
Phone: 0300 123 5012
Snacks at Breaktime
All children have the opportunity to receive cow's milk at break time, by registering at www.coolmilk.com/register. Any child under 5 years old will receive their milk completely free of charge, as it is funded by the Government. Any child over the age of 5 years old will receive milk at a subsidised rate, of around £18.00 per term.
It is recommended for all children to have milk, as it contains nearly all the vitamins and nutrients of importance to humans, including over half of a child’s RDA of calcium, vital to help build strong and healthy teeth and bones; and childhood provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to build these strong.
Please head to www.coolmilk.com/parents for any further information.
Key Stage 1 children all receive 1 piece of fresh fruit or veg each day, as a healthy mid-morning snack. The snack available varies depending on the time of year and on a week-by-week basis, but does include apples, bananas, easy peelers, carrots and pears.
Key Stage 2 children are invited to bring in 1 healthy snack, for their mid-morning break eg a piece of fruit or veggie straws crisps, in order to comply with the Healthy School Standard. Alternatively, children can purchase a snack from Mrs Poole in the School Kitchen;
- Toast - 25p
- Juice - 35p
- Bacon Bap (Friday only) - £1.10