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School Meals

School Meals

All our school meals are provided by REAch2Eat

The cost of a school Meal will continue to be £2.65 this will be for children in Year 3, 4, and 5. Dinner money is paid in advance for the forthcoming week Payment is made online via School Money. Please provide the school office with notice of changes to lunch arrangements, for administrative purposes changes must take place from the start of a half-term.

You will find Spring Term menus here

If your child suffers from a medical condition and requires a specific diet as a result, a special diet plan would be offered.  Please speak to the school office for further details.

Whole School Food Policy

Five Spires are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes healthy eating and enables children to make informed choices.  This will be achieved by the whole-school approach to food provision and food education documented in our Whole School Food Policy

 

Universal Free School Meals - EYFS & KS1

All pupils in Reception to Year 2 are entitled to universal free school meals although the option to bring a packed lunch to school remains. We would be grateful if you could let the school know of your intentions prior to admission.

Pupils in Key Stage 2 have the option of a school lunch or bringing a packed lunch.

 

Free School Meal Eligibility Am I eligible? 

Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals, lease note that the government have made changes to the entitlement criteria for new free school meal applications from 1 April 2018.

The entitlement criteria from 1 April 2018 is: 

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Eligible for Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and the household income (as used by HMRC to assess tax credits) is not more that £16,190. Please note: anyone eligible for Working Tax Credit, or if you have a partner and they receive it, regardless of Income, you will not qualify

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • In receipt of the 4 week run on of working tax credit (this is where someone becomes unemployed or reduces their hours and so is no longer entitled to working tax credit but will continue to receive it for a further 4 weeks and is entitled to free meals during that time)

  • Universal credit (provided you have an annual net earned household income of no more than £7,400 as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods). Your net earned income is your household income after taxes and deductions and does not include income from Universal Credit or any other benefits you may receive.

 How to Apply for Free School Meals

 

Packed Lunch

These are an alternative to a school meal.  We strongly encourage families to eat a balanced diet; as part of our responsibility to encourage our children to eat healthily, we ask that chocolate bars are not included as part of packed lunches, and that sugary processed foods are kept to an absolute minimum.

 

Healthy Eating - Useful Information

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/

Lunch Box Tips and Recipes from Change4Life

Allergen & Anaphylaxis Aware Policy

 

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