School meals are provided by Chartwells. The current meal charge is £2.30 a day and needs to be ordered online in advance by midnight on Sunday, one full week ahead of the week for which meals are requested.
To order meals you first need to register with Chartwells on their website: www.wiltshireandswindon.mealselector.co.uk. Once your registration is confirmed you will be able to order, amend and pay for meals online. There are three meal choices each day to choose from. To see photos of some of the meals our children enjoy go to the gallery and scroll down.
If your child is eligible for free school meals, it is worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch as it will have a direct impact on the funding we receive and the support we can provide. Pupil Premium is additional government funding for schools to address the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you are entitled to receive any of the following:
- 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including and benefits you get).
Please ask at the office for a form to register your child for free school meals or you can complete Wiltshire Council's online form on www.wiltshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
Pupil Premium is allocated per free school meals pupil and it is for schools to decide how it is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. For more information look at our Pupil Premium information.
Free milk is provided to those children in receipt of statutory free school meal entitlement and all children under five. For all other children milk can be purchased from our provider, Cool Milk, at a subsidised cost of 22p per day. To register for milk, visit: www.coolmilk.com/register. Orders have to be placed and paid for by 5pm on a Tuesday for delivery the following week and Cool Milk accept payments online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque.
Break time snacks
If children would like a snack to eat at morning break time, they should bring a healthy snack on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and are able to have a treat on a Friday. The children have compiled a list of healthy snacks and ideas for a small treat on a Friday. Children in Ash, Oak and Willow classes will be offered a piece of fruit or a vegetable each day as part of the government’s free fruit to the under sevens initiative.