Once they go up into year 3, you will have to start paying for their dinners. The current cost of a school dinner is £2.50. Your child can choose to stay for a school meal only on specific days or all week – we do not mind!
We do not require any notice to either start staying for a dinner or to cancel school dinners. All we ask is that you let the school office know of any change so that we can ensure that your child is getting the correct meal arrangement.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if:
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than A?16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
A successful application generates Pupil Premium which school receives as additional government funding. This extra money is used to benefit our pupils. It is used in many different ways – buying additional resources for instance. Feel free to call into the school office for more information on how to apply.
We run a cashless school meals system through School Gateway. Meals must be booked on the system at least a day in advance and paid for (if applicable). Details on how to download the app and use the booking system can be found below.
School Gateway login: https://login.schoolgateway.com/0/auth/login
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in reception class, year 1 or year 2.
School meals booking system
School Menu 2021