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School Meals

School Meals

If your child is attending school full-time they will be staying for lunch time. Please ensure you make arrangements for their lunches.

As of September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a school meal under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals Scheme.

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We no longer take dinner money at the school office. You can pay on line on ParentPay or at shops with the PayPoint sign using your barcoded letter or Dinner Money payment card. We know that there is a shop in Fairholt Road that has this facility.
Once your child starts attending school full-time you will receive a letter which will include a username and password for online payments and a bar-code for shop payments. School meal accounts must be in credit for your child to receive a school meal and so you must as a matter of urgency make the necessary payments. We would suggest paying at least one week (£9.00) in advance to keep the account in credit. If your child’s account falls below £7.00 (4 meals) you will receive a text alerting you of this.

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Online payments take 24hours to show on the account, shop payments take 3 days, so please allow for this when arranging payments.

Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance you may be entitled to apply for Free School Meals for your child.  Please go directly to Pupil Services at the Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ (Tel: 020 8820 7000) and complete and application form. This process needs to be completed before your child is due to start attending school.

Please note that we are unable to provide your child with a free school meal until we have received written confirmation from the Learning Trust.

For a copy of the school meals’ menu, please click here

Packed Lunches

You are welcome to provide your child with a packed lunch which should contain healthy foods.  The school meals are moving towards a healthy organic menu (where possible) with lots of fresh vegetables and interesting meals. We would like to see all the children eating healthily. Therefore, our request to parents providing packed lunches is avoid crisps and chocolates. Please do not provide sugary drinks – water is available or may be provided. There are lots of alternatives for healthy packed lunches and you can find out more in the downloadable booklet on the right.

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