Free School Meals - Updated information.
If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals, there is a new online portal which permits you to register. It is very quick and easy and now replaces the old paperwork system. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be posting more information and a link to the registration page very soon (this message was posted 13th July 2017)
Our School Catering Company have have asked us to make a survey available to you as parents/carers who have children registered at our school and purchase school lunches provided by Caterlink. If you are interested in contributing to this survey, please click on the link below.
Freshly cooked school dinners are provided daily. Payment for school lunches should always be in advance and all parents are encouraged to register on-line with ‘Parent Pay’. New pupils will be provided with an introduction to parent pay and an activation letter which will enable you to register securely with your chosen password. Pupils with special dietary requirements can also be catered for. Please ensure you contact Rachel for further information.
Universal Free School Meals - September 2014 For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Pupils.
The Government introduced from September 2014, for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils, an entitlement to a free school meal. This will be in addition to the current free school meal service currently offered to pupils whose parents are in receipt of qualifying benefits. To find out more about this initiative to ensure a good food culture and help improve educational attainment, go to http://www.schoolfoodplan.com. Please complete the application form if your child is eligible. You can download the form from the link below or request a form from the school office.
Free School Meals and Extra Funding for Schools - The Pupil Premium Grant
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child that registers successfully for free school meals, the school gets this pupil premium. Even if you decide that your child will not have a school meal at all, you can still register your child and enable the school to receive this extra funding. Our school website page PUPIL PREMIUM tells you how the school uses this extra funding to benefit the pupils. If you consider that your child may be eligible for free school meals, please complete the application form below or inform the office and you will be given an application form which we will submit confidentially to the local authority. You can also click on the following link to check if you qualify and download application forms from here: http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/educationgrants