School meals are cooked on site daily by Caterlink. They are a great way for children to get a warm lunch especially when the great British weather changes like it does.
They cost £2.05 a day and this includes a pudding. Meals must be paid for in advance or on the day. You can pay for school meals for any length of time whether it is weekly or termly. They can be paid for by cash or cheque.
The meals are varied including a daily vegetarian option and there is a salad bar every day too.
“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.
We understand primary school children and their likes and dislikes so we tailor our menus to encourage maximum uptake.” - (Caterlink)
Free school meals
“The Children and family Act 2014 places a legal duty on all state-funded schools in England, including academies and free schools to offer a free school lunch to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2014”
It's important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 or that they have a packed lunch - this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.
Existing entitlements to free school meals at key stage 2 continue based on the free school meals eligibility criteria.
Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government
- Working Tax Credit run on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit
For further information visit: www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals
You can download the Free School Meals application form by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.
If you've any questions about free school meals, please ask us at the Office and speak to our Family Liaison Officer (Miss Lee)
Children may bring a packed lunch and these should be a secure named container. A drink should be provided in a non breakable container. No sweets or fizzy drinks are allowed. we encourage fruit, vegetables and water.
Below are some ideas and advice for packed lunches.