“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”
Children can either bring their own packed lunch to school or eat a school dinner. School dinners are freshly prepared each and every morning by our excellent kitchen staff.
School dinners are great value at £2.53 per day. They can be paid online through parentmail. Instructions on how to do this are available online, or you can ring the office and they will be happy to get you set up. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you do not need to make any payment.
In school we have to meet high national nutritional standards for the children’s lunches. Our menus are carefully planned so that we offer a variety of healthy and balanced meals that appeal to the children. These meals can be provided free for many children. Special diets can be provided for medical or religious reasons. If your child requires a special diet, you should give details to the school, including any recommendations. A letter from your child’s doctor should accompany any requests for special diets on medical grounds
Your child may be entitled to free school meals, if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income Support;
- Employment Support Allowance (Income Related);
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance;
- Guaranteed Pension Credit;
- Child Tax Credit and your income is less the £16,190.
If you are eligible your child could have a free healthy meal every day.
We are keen to encourage families who are eligible for Free School Meals to apply. Even if you do not wish your child to have a free school meal, you should still apply, as the school receives an extra £1300 extra funding per pupil each year.
For further information on free school meals go to https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/ or telephone the school office for advice.
If your child chooses to bring in a packed lunch, please keep it as healthy and nutritious as possible. Bars of chocolate and sweets are not permitted during school hours, so please refrain from adding these to your child's lunch box. We attach a simple visual guide as to what we would expect your child to be bringing with them in their packed lunches.