School meals are provided by ISS Education and cost £2.30 each (from September 2019).
Pre-ordering school meals
School dinners need to be ordered online from home. By ordering with your child at home, you will know exactly which meal your child is receiving each day, and you will be able to talk to them about the importance of healthy diet. For those parents/carers without internet access, there are computers in the school foyer for online ordering. If you have not taken advantage of this facility yet, please register your child at:
Universal Infant Free School Meals
From September 2014, all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 state-funded schools in England will receive free school meals. The aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money.
All parents are requested to complete a registration form in order for us to identify whether you would have been entitled under the existing free school meals scheme or not. This is because each child registered under the original scheme attracts valuable funding for their school. £1,320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil will be allocated in the next school year in additional funding.
Remember that every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled to receive a free school meal regardless of the outcomes from this registration form, but completion of the form may bring valuable funds into your child’s school.
If you have not already completed a registration form, copies are available from the school office.
Free School Meals
Children are eligible to receive free school meals if their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
All parents are requested to complete an application form, copies of which are available on request from the school office. You can also apply online at http://www.torbay.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or click on the link below:
Children may, if they wish, bring a packed lunch, instead of the cooked meal. These are eaten in the classroom under the supervision of a mealtime assistant. Cans/bottles of fizzy drink should not be brought into school. Children are not allowed to eat crisps, sweets etc. except with their packed lunch. If there is a need for a snack at break time they are allowed to have fruit.