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Woodlands Primary

School Meals

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a school meal free of charge. Nutritious meals are cooked daily onsite by our Catering Team. A menu is provided and rotates over a 3 week period and each child is provided with a main  meal and a pudding. We can provide a range of alternative meals including, but not limited to, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, if your child has any specific meal requirements or allergies please let us know so that we can inform our catering team.

Your child will be able to select their main meal choice each morning when the register is taken. At lunchtime they will then be able to select from a choice of two puddings. In addition to the main menu we have a daily salad bar and a selection of vegetables that they can choose from to add to their main meal choice. Water is available on each table.

It is easy to pay for your child’s meal on Parent Pay. Please contact the school office for your log in details if you are not registered. If your child is starting in Reception, registration details will be sent to you separately. Once you have access please ensure that you add funds to your child’s account for the meals for the week ahead. Please note, that as of this September the meal price will increase by 5p per day. We have maintained the previous price as long as possible, food and operating costs have risen sharply and therefore the increase has become necessary.  Each meal costs £2.30, or £11.50/week.

Did you know?

You may also be eligible for free school meals saving you up to £400 per year (see below).

Reception and Years 1 & 2

Your child will be provided with a free school meal each day as part of the Government Universal Free School Meal initiative.

Years 3 to 6

School dinners should be paid for in advance. Payments can be made online – follow the link below to set up an account or dinner money for the week must be brought in on a Monday in a named envelope. 

Packed Lunches

We like children to eat healthily. The right kind of food will help the brain to learn and the body to feel energetic. A suggested packed lunch would contain a sandwich/pasta, two pieces of fruit. Water is always available for all children during lunchtime.

 

Free School Meals in Years 3 to 6

If you receive one of the following you are eligible for Free School Meals , the quickest way to check eligibility and apply is to complete the online application form (follow link below) or feel free to come into the school office where we can help you check online or provide you with a form.

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit.