20th April FSM voucher update.
So far you will have received 2 sets of vouchers from Edenred- the Government preferred scheme. week 13-17th April should have been emailed to you over the weekend. These were per child so if you have 2 children you should have had 2 vouchers one for each child worth £15 each.
To help Edenred and the demand we have been asked to bulk send vouchers.
Today I will be putting in the order for the next 3 weeks 20th April- 8th May. This will also be a family voucher so if you have 3 children you will get a voucher for £135. Hopefully you should get this by the end of the week.
If you are having trouble or not receiving the vouchers please email
The system is very busy with the whole country trying to use the same website. They do respond to emails but it does take time. Please see FAQs below as these are helpful.
FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
During these challenging times, many families have been concerned about how they will receive the financial support they need to feed their children at home without the free school meal entitlement during the partial closure of schools.
To help deliver this support, Edenred UK are working with the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver supermarket vouchers to those families, where schools are not able to make food available directly to families.
You will receive this support;
The school's canteen provides a midday meal each day, cooked in its own kitchen. Children are provided with a main course and dessert. As a Healthy School we are proud of the standard of our school meals which provide a high quality lunch for children. Children in the Nursery remain in the room to eat their meals. Meal costs are set annually by the School Meals Service. The current cost of a school meal is £2:30 School dinners need to be ordered and paid for via Parentpay. Dinners can be ordered by to 3 weeks in advance.
Any debts are the responsibility of the school and children will not be allowed further school meals until any arrears are cleared.
Facilities are provided for children to bring packed lunches, if preferred. Lunch boxes must be clearly marked with the child's name and contain their lunch time food only. Please do not include sweets, chocolate bars, nuts or fizzy drinks in your child’s packed lunch. Flasks containing hot liquids are not permitted. Cold drinks may be brought to school in shatterproof containers. Children are asked to bring a spoon for yoghurts. A drink of water is provided for all children who eat their lunch at school.
Request from the SNAG group.
We have a School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) made up of children, teachers and parents. The group meet regularly with a focus of improving the lunchtime experience for everyone. At the last SNAG meeting the children requested that their parents talk to them about the menu and what they like before ordering the lunches. That way everyone has something for lunch which they can enjoy, reducing food waste and ensuring we have happy children!
Breakfasts are served every day from 8.00am until 8.45am. A cafeteria system operates and meals are purchased according to choice, a menu is on display in the dining room. Parents may also stay and have breakfast with their children. Breakfast is supervised by 3 Breakfast Supervisors.
To book a place you must access our online booking system, we charge 31 per day per child for attending breakfast club.
Free school meals will be provided up to and including Key Stage 1.
Free School Meals – how to apply
Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application for the 2019/20 academic year via the portal, you do not need to re-register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.