Universal Free School Meals
From September 2014, the Government introduced Universal Free School Meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The school will provide a school meal every day for the children in these years so there is no need to provide a packed lunch.
Children in Year 3 and above may be also entitled to receive Free School Meals if parents are in receipt of financial support.
If your child qualifies for free school meals, not only will they receive a healthy meal on every school day, they’ll also get,
- access to free holiday clubs
- extra money for their school towards more teachers and activities
It’s easy to find out if you qualify – complete our confidential checker at dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/free-school-meals or telephone 01305 221090
If your child is in reception to year 2 and you receive qualifying benefits, you could get extra £££’s for your school!
Apply for the Pupil Premium at dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/pupil-premium
Meals are provided by Dorset Meal Selector. A sample menu can be found below. Children have a choice and parents have access to the menu online for the weeks ahead so they can be involved in what their child eats.
Alternatively you are welcome to provide a healthy packed lunch for your child. Recommendations on what to include in your lunch box can be found by following this link – ‘Healthier Lunchbox Ideas‘.
Important information on allergens
Milk is free up until children are 5 and is subsidised for all other children in primary education.
Milk is excellent as a mid-morning drink. It provides a nutritional boost and keeps children hydrated between breakfast and lunch, helping them to concentrate and learn.
Our milk is provided by Cool Milk
By clicking on the link parents can register and arrange regular payments should you wish your child to have access to milk at school, it should be stressed this is not compulsory.