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School meals

As a school we’re proud of our school meals service.  We are able to offer both hot food and rolls every day of the week.

School meals cost £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week).  Dinner money (payable to Essex County Councilmust be paid in advance either weekly, half termly or termly and preferably on a Monday.  

If a school meal has to be taken in an emergency and arrears are incurred, this will only be accepted for one week.  A note will be sent at the end of the week for payment on the following Monday and the child will have to have packed lunches until the arrears are paid.

As of September 2014 all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school dinner

Free school meals

General information on Free School Meals is available from the govenrment website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

The Essex Free School Meals service has a web site which gives further details and the facility to apply on line: - Essex

Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire also have information and application forms available at the following websites:-

         Cambridgeshire                                              Hertfordshire

  • Even if your child is in receipt of universal infant free school meals (i.e. where your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2), you can still apply if you believe you may be eligible for free school meals, because the protection will continue beyond Year 2 and your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding.

Current menu

If your child has special dietary requirements these have been accommodated within the main menu this term - please see the Specific Dietary requirements line (in addition dairy free and milk free options have been marked with DF or MF)

Autumn 2018

Dinner registers

If your child is going to be late in for any reason, i.e. Medical appointments, please contact the school office by 9.30am with their lunch requirements.  We need to inform the kitchen staff by 9.30 am of choices so that they have time to prepare. 

Dinner money balances

Credits arising from previous terms are carried forward and you will have been notiified of the amount at the end of the previous term.  Please take any money in credit off from the total for the current half term.

If you have incurred arrears from a previous term please include this amount with your first payment for the new term as dinner money needs to be paid in advance.

Dinner costs for 2018 - 2019

Unless mentioned otherwise below, the amounts shown do NOT account for school trips

Autumn term

Note: Christmas lunch cost of £2.50 included below (2nd half term)

Class

First half term Second half term
Lowry 32 lunches @ £73.60 38 lunches @ £87.60
Newton 32 lunches @ £73.60 38 lunches @ £87.60

Spring term

 

 

Class

First half term Second half term
Lowry 32 lunches @ £73.6 29 lunches @ £66.7
Newton 32 lunches @ £73.6 29 lunches @ £66.7

Summer term

The cost for Class Newton DOES account for the residential trip to Danbury

Class

First half term Second half term
Lowry 23 lunches @ £52.90 36 lunches @ £82.8
Newton 20 lunches @ £46.00 36 lunches @ £82.8
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