As you are aware, following the introduction of recent Government initiatives, the Infant children now all receive a free school meal. Please find attached the current menu as provided by South Glos Catering department. Your child can of course still decide to bring in a packed lunch. If you think you would have qualified for free school meals under the old system, would you please let us know, as there are other benefits that you may miss out on if we don’t know who is entitled to them. Please speak in confidence to myself or Mrs Massey.
For the Junior children, from September 2017, school meals are £2.10 per day (ie £10.50 per week). Please ensure that payment is made at the start of each week (cheques payable to South Glos Council please).
FREE SCHOOL MEALS – HOW TO APPLY
Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application for the 2017/18 academic year via the portal, you do not need to re‑register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.
Nut allergy co-operation
I would like to make you aware that we currently have children in school who suffer from severe nut allergies. With immediate effect, I am asking all parents to please ensure, as much as is reasonably possible, that children who bring in snacks for breaktime or have a packed lunch, do not have items containing traces of nuts of any type. Your co-operation in this matter would be really appreciated.
If your child has a nut allergy please let us know.
Break time snacks
Children in Reception and KS1 do not need to bring in a break time snack. All schools in England are supplied with fresh fruit so children in these year groups will receive a healthy snack twice a day.
Children in KS2 can bring in their own healthy snack in the form of fruit. Chocolate biscuits and crisps are not part of the ‘Healthy Schools’ campaign.