Your child may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. For safety, lunch containers should be unbreakable with no glass containers. Please ensure you provide your child with a balanced meal to encourage the children to eat healthily. We would ask that you do not include sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks as these tend to fill the children up without providing much nutritional benefit.
Some ideas for healthy and interesting packed lunches can be found HERE
Our school meals are cooked on-site in our modern kitchen. The catering company providing this service is’ Caterlink Ltd’. Information about the company and their service, as well as a copy of the menu for schools, can be found on their website at http://www.caterlink.co.uk
The cost of a meal is £2.10, with payment by cash or cheque (made payable to Caterlink Ltd) to the school office.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
All infant school pupils (every child in reception, year 1 and year 2) in state funded schools in England are eligible for free school meals.
Free School Meals
To qualify for free school meals, you must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit) – if the household income is below £16,190
Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
an income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if you are an asylum seeker
You can check your eligibility and apply online at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals