The philosophy at our schools is to create a sociable, friendly, supportive family environment while eating healthy food at lunch times.
Our school kitchens are committed to providing healthy, nutritious food with the aim of supporting families to provide children with a balanced and varied diet. With an emphasis on quality and value, our food is freshly prepared and where possible, we procure food that meets the following criteria:
- It is sourced or produced locally
- It comes from sustainable sources or ethical suppliers
- Meat is Farm Assured
- We do not use any undesirable additives or hydrogenated fats
All our children eat their lunch in the main hall over two sittings. Our Nursery and Reception children eat first. Over the lunch period the older children have responsibilities to lead, interact and support the younger children with table manners, providing drink refills, help with clearing up, etc.
In KS2, children can bring their own healthy packed lunch or pay to have a hot school dinner, which needs to be booked in advance. Our hot school dinners are freshly prepared on site each day by our Catering Team.
Our menu changes at least every 2nd term to ensure we offer seasonal variations. Our menus are child friendly and a typical weekly menu may include a roast dinner, a fish day, homemade pizza and pasta bolognaise. A non-meat option is available daily and a dessert. All meals are supplemented with salad and bread. Water is freely available. Meals are currently priced at £2.55.
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
The Government initiative for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) was implemented in 2014, offering a free hot meal for all children under the age of seven (KS1). This initiative provides valuable funding to our school and therefore we encourage you to take full advantage of this offer.
The Government also provides funding to schools which helps to support children from lower income families, do their very best. This funding is known as Pupil Premium. Our school is able to claim £1320 funding per pupil that is registered.
If you think you may be entitled then we encourage you to register. For every family that registers and is eligible they will benefit from Free School Meals and the school will attract additional funding.
All applications for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding, are processed by Wiltshire Council so you can apply online through the link below or pop into the school office for a form.
Free school meals can be awarded only if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Job Seeker’s Allowance (income-based)
- Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)
- support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit – providing you are NOT entitled to Working Tax Credit and your family’s annual income (as assessed by HMRC) is not more than £16,190 (as at 6 April 2012)
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Most applications for free school meals are processed by Wiltshire Council, but a number of schools administer their own applications and will advise you of their process.
This data is correct at September 2020 but is subject to change.