From September we are changing the way we provide paid for school meals for our children.
From September 4th ALL MEALS MUST BE PAID FOR WEEKLY, IN ADVANCE. This means that when children return to school on Wednesday September 4th you will need to have completed the school meals order form and returned it to us together with the correct payment, £2.20 per day or £11.20 per week. This will ensure a meal can be provided for your child.
If a payment is not received we will not be able to order a meal.
You do not need to order meals for every day of the week, you can still choose your days, but any meal that is ordered MUST be paid for at the time. Unfortunately we are unable to continue to provide meals on credit.
This arrangement is necessary to ensure parents don’t accrue unmanageable debts on their child’s lunch account and helps us to reduce waste.
Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 will continue to receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. This means that all children will receive a free hot school meal every day. Our current policy is not to allow children from Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 to bring their own packed lunch to school.
When children go into Year 3 they are able to bring in their own lunch or you may wish to buy hot school meals, the choice will be yours. School meals currently cost £2.20 per day or £11.20 per week. The ordering process for meals is as above, with meals being ordered and paid for in advance each week.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals when they go into year 3, you will only need to complete the order form to choose their meal. If you do not complete the form a main meal will be ordered by default, the choice of meal will not be able to be changed once ordered.
If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals you must apply through North East Lincolnshire Council. We are able to help you with this process, we can tell you more about this if you call in and speak to us.