School Meals

Menu from September 2017

Order Forms from September 2017

Week 1                   Week 2                Week 3

 

 Free School Meal Application Form

                                                           

Pupils may bring a packed lunch or have a hot school meal at lunchtime.

 

Packed lunches

We do 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.

 

Provider

 

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.   Further information about the company is available here.  Our meals are cooked at Green Park in Aston Clinton, 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 right texture and taste for 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 hot school meal is £2.30.

 

 Eligibility for free school meals

From September 2014 all children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) will be entitled to 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 contact the school office who 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
  •    Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance.
  •    Contribution-Based Job Seeker's Allowance does not qualify for free school meals
  •    Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
  •    Contribution-Based E&SA does not qualify for free school meals.
  •    Child Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HMRC, not in excess of £16,190.
  •    Families who are also entitled to Working Tax Credit do not qualify to claim free school meals regardless of income.
  •    Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  •    Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

Temporary qualification for free school meals

You become eligible to claim free school meals if you receive a Working Tax Credit run-on: this is the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

In order to qualify for free school meals after the four week period expires you will need to be in receipt of one of the other qualifying benefits listed above.

Application form for free school meals

Ordering and Payment

Meals need to be ordered in advance. Menus and order forms are available at the top of the page and reminders of ordering deadlines will be given in the school newsletter.

Payments should be placed in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on the front with the order form attached to the envelope. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Alliance in Partnership’. Cash payments for the exact amount are also accepted but please note that as this is an arrangement between parents and AIP the school office is not able to provide change.

Seating

The children will be able to sit next to their friends regardless of which type of lunch they have. We hope this will be able to continue as it will encourage some children to try hot meals if they see their friends eating them. Juniors will fill in the back tables first so that the last sittings in will use the tables nearest the serving area.

The tables for the junior children have been rearranged to make more space between them. This should make it easier to walk to a table carrying food and reduce the chance of tripping over a chair leg.