Children at All Saints' enjoy the opportunity of having healthy fresh-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients, everyday. The food tastes great, because it is great. It’s great thanks to strong partnerships with our trusted suppliers; we know them, which means we can trace our food from farm to fork. It’s great, because food really does taste better when it’s in season, sustainably sourced and thoughtfully produced. Our dinners are provided by Caterlink and Kelly, the cook, knows the children's preferences and will also cater for those who have particular needs or dietary requirements.
School dinners cost £2.50 per day or £12.50 per week. Payment can be made online (click here for further details).
FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND PUPIL PREMIUM If your child is eligible for benefits/income related free school meals, we will be able to get extra funding for your child’s education through Pupil Premium funding. This extremely important element of school funding is essential in helping your child to achieve their full potential.
Knowing whether you are eligible can be difficult, as the guidance is a little confusing. Please check your eligibility, even if your child is in Reception, Y1 or Y2 and received Universal FSM. If you do not apply, we do not automatically receive Pupil Premium funding.
CAN MY CHILD GET FREE SCHOOL MEALS?
Reception and years 1 and 2
All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 get free school meals (universal free school meals) regardless of your income. Get in touch with your school if you haven’t had a letter about this
But if you or your partner do receive a qualifying benefit please apply or the school won’t get the funding.
Year 3 to year 6
Your child could be eligible for free school meals if you or your partner receive a qualifying benefit
If you or your partner receive any of the following benefits you can apply for free school meals.
· Universal Credit – your household earned annual income must be less than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits
· Income Support
· Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
· Income related Employment Support Allowance
· Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
· Child Tax Credit – with no Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue
· Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
HOW LONG WILL MY CHILD GET FREE SCHOOL MEALS?
After March 2022, existing children who no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary.
If your child is in year 4 in 2022, they will receive free school meals until they finish primary school. They will not be eligible in secondary school if you and your partner’s income is more than £7,400 per year.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online and get an instant decision.
Some children prefer to have a packed lunch instead of a hot, cooked dinner. We ask that parents send in a healthy balanced packed lunch. Sweets and fizzy drinks are not allowed. Most importantly, nuts and nut products are banned, as we have some children who can suffer severe allergic reactions. This also applies to packed lunches for educational visits.