Lunches

SCHOOL MEALS

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School Money ordering link – https://login.eduspot.co.uk/public/portal/parent/?app=schoolmoney

Parent Guide – SchoolMoney

We are delighted to be working with Edwards & Blake to provide school lunches for our pupils.

Children can either bring their own packed lunch to school or eat a school lunch.  School dinners are freshly prepared and cooked each day in our kitchen by Mrs Annison and her team.

School lunches cost £2.30 per day and must be ordered and paid for in advance using our secure online ordering and payment system (Schoolmoney).  To use Schoolmoney parents will be sent their passwords via text and/or email.  Dinners must be ordered by midnight Sunday for the following week.  If your child is unwell and not able to come to school, please telephone the school before 9.30 a.m. to inform the office and cancel the school dinner.

For guidance about healthy packed lunches use the link below and follow the links for “Healthy Lunchboxes” – www.parentsforhealth.org/balanced-diet.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

CAN WE GET EXTRA FUNDING FOR YOUR CHILD?

What is Universal Infant Free School Meals?
In 2014 the Government introduced Universal Infant Free School Meals.  This means that families with children in EYFS,  and Years  1 and 2 are eligible to claim a free school meal for their child.  There are no eligibility criteria, every EYFS – Year 2 child is entitled.

What if I have a child in Year 3 – 6?
You may still be entitled to claim a free school meal for your child if you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below.  if you are eligible, your claim will also ensure your child’s school receives the Pupil premium funding.

So what is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a funding given to schools by Central Government.  All children whose parents are claiming one of the benefits listed below will trigger the Pupil Premium funding for their child’s school.

 

How will PP Funding help my child?
We can use the extra funding to support your child in a variety of ways including:
* Free breakfast and after school club
* Free extra curricular clubs
* School trips subsidy
* Free musical instrument lessons
* Free school milk

How can my child trigger the extra funding for our school?
You may be eligible if you receive one of the following:
* Income support
* Income-based Job-seekers Allowance
* Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
* Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
* Guarantee element of Pension Credit
* Child Tax Credit (as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and your taxable income is less than £16,190)
* Universal Credit

If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the 4 week period immediately after your employment stops, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your child would also be eligible for free school meals for this 4 week period only.

When do I apply?
You only need to apply once.  When your child reaches Year 3, we will automatically check your eligibility, to see if your child can continue receiving free schools meals.

How do I apply?
Please fill out a Free School Meals Application Form – see the link below.

Forms are also available from the School Office.  Return the completed form to the School office, or post to the address at the bottom of the form.

What happens next?
* The Council will check if you are entitled or not
* You will receive a letter with the outcome
* The school will be informed and your children will receive Free School meals
* The School will look at your child’s learning needs and discuss with your what extra support we can offer.
* Your child can receive places in before and after school activities for free

Would you like more advice?

Liz Earnshaw, our Family Support Worker, is available to support and advise you on a wide range of issues including
* school attendance
* behaviour and routines
* bullying concerns
* financial needs
* advice on free school meals

She can meet you at school, in town, or at your home.  You can arrange a meeting by contacting the school office, or you can ring Liz Earnshaw on 07944934975

The school office is also always happy to help you

We are keen to encourage families who are eligible for Free School Meals to apply. Even if you do not wish your child to have a free school meal, you should still apply, as the school receives an extra funding per pupil each year. Details of how this ‘pupil premium’ money is spent are available on this website

If you think your child may be entitled to a free school meal, please complete an application form. www.norfolk.gov.uk/schoolmeals