Our school day includes lunchtime provision. You can chose to provide your child with a packed lunch or we can supply them with a hot meal. All children in Reception to Year 2 are entitled to Infant Free School Meals, which are funded by the government, if your child is in Year 3-6 payment for their meal will be required, unless you are entitled to free school meals.
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:- Income support, Income-based jobseekers’ allowance, Income-related employment and support allowance, Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less.
To apply go to http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/benefits/free-school-meals/apply.aspx
If you decide to provide a packed lunch, please read our packed lunch guidance, which is available to download in the side panel. Research by the School Food Trust www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk, shows that eating a healthy school lunch can positively affect children’s behaviour in the classroom. As you will be aware there is increasing concern about rising rates of obesity and health-related problems in children. As a school, it is part of our responsibility to help children learn how to eat healthily and, as such, we encourage you to follow to the guidelines provided to help you make informed choices for your child’s packed lunch. Water is always provided at the dining tables, so providing an additional healthy drink is optional.
All children eat in one of two classrooms depending on which option they choose and we believe it is an important social learning experience and one they will enjoy! During fine, warm weather children with packed lunches have the option to eat outside.