We will now be offering Baguettes from Monday May 10th for the summer term in addition to a school meal or a jacket potato.
There will be a choice of filling – Ham, Tuna Mayo or Cheese
If you would like your child to have a baguette or a jacket potato, please could you request this by booking online using tucasi.
If an option has not been booked online, your child will be booked in for a school dinner.
Please pay for school meals online at www.scopay.com
Meals must be paid before the school day begins. Please enquire at the school office for log in details.
The food children eat in school is very important for their education. Not only does a well-balanced diet help with general health but establishing healthy eating habits at a young age can give them knowledge for the future.
Eating a well balanced diet helps with physical fitness and general good health, both in body and mind. By getting into the habit of eating healthily, we can avoid the risk of serious health problems for the future.
Menus can always be found on notice boards in the school and in the hall next to the service hatch. You can also click on the link on this page to download the latest menu.
As an alternative to school dinners, children may bring a pack lunch. In line with our “Healthy School” status we request that there are no sweets or ‘junk food’! The 5:1 ratio works well with 5 different healthy items to one treat. An award is given each week for making a healthy lunch choice; certificates are presented at our Collective Worship.
For a mid morning snack children are welcome to bring in a snack of fresh fruit / vegetable. This is provided each day free of charge up to Year 2.
As a healthy school, we follow the government guidelines of what constitutes as a healthy mid-morning. These are: Dried Fruit, Rice Cakes, Bread Sticks, Yogurts, Fruit, Healthy Cereal Bars (not chocolate or yogurt based).
NO NUTS OR PRODUCTS CONTAINING NUTS.
If you would like your child to have a treat, such as a chocolate biscuit bar, please include this in their balanced lunchbox.
Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive a Universal Free School Meal. However this is not to be confused with the Pupil Premium entitlement that children of low income families are entitled to.
Are you aware that if you are eligible to receive ‘free school meals’ your successful application will entitle you to receive discounts from a wide range of school activities i.e. clubs, trips and music lessons.
If you receive one of the state benefits set out below you could help raise AN EXTRA £1345 PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING PER YEAR FOR OUR SCHOOL.
You could be helping us to fund valuable support including extra tuition, additional teaching staff or additional school activities as well as having the option to have free school meals.
If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, you may be entitled to Free School Meals:
Income support. (IS)
Income based’ jobseeker’s allowance. (IBJSA)
Income related employment and support allowance. (IRESA)
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
Child tax credit (provided you do not receive working tax credit and have an annual income, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not currently exceed £16,190).
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax
To access this additional funding for your primary school you would be required to complete an Application
for Free School Meals found in the ‘Do it online’ tab at https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/FreeSchool-Meals
· All you have to do is complete a simple online form
· This additional funding comes directly from central government, there is NO additional administration or exchange of money from you
· Your child will be eligible for a free school meal whilst you are claiming one of these benefits
· Please still apply even if your child is in years R, 1 or 2 (currently receiving Universal Free School
Meal) or if your child would prefer a daily or occasional packed lunch
· The additional funding stays with your child for 6 years even if during this time you are no longer
eligible to claim one of the benefits
· Even if you only claim one of these benefits for a very short time, please still apply.
· This means the school will receive this extra funding for 6 years or for the remainder of your child’s
time with us
· All information is kept strictly CONFIDENTIAL
· These is NO stigma attached to it
· Other children or parents will NOT know if your child receives this funding
We hope we have encouraged all of our eligible families to apply for this incredibly valuable funding which if not claimed goes to waste.
Milk is supplied by Cool Milk at School Ltd. You can register online www.coolmilk.com School Code No 6036 or complete and return a form available from the school office. Children under 5 years of age will be entitled to free school milk.