What children eat is an important part of their learning experience; health and progress stem from their eating habits which are established in their formative years at primary school.
Our meals are provided by County Caterers and prepared on site. Details of their menus can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website here – https://educaterers.co.uk/our-menus
Universal Free School Meals for infants
From September 2014 the Government has funded universal free school meals for infant pupils. Therefore all children in school years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now eligible to receive a free school meal from September 2014.
If your child is eligible under this new scheme it means they will be able to enjoy delicious, healthy meals. This also means that you will not have the additional effort and expense of making packed lunches every day. This equates to a saving of around £380.00 per year.
Key Stage 2 School Meals
School meals are available to children in Key stage 2 at a cost of £2.50 a day or £12.50 a week. Payment is to be made via the online payment system. Please see the office for details.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get 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 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2023.
Applications for free school meals can be made directly to Warwickshire County Council by using the following link:
Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme
The Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme continues to support children
and families who rely on free school meals throughout the school holidays.
The Warwickshire Local Welfare Scheme supports families at times of unavoidable crisis by providing basic and essential help. It is recognised within the Scheme that some families who are struggling financially, and are eligible for free school meals, have difficulty covering the period when their children are at home during the school holidays. This Scheme is therefore an opportunity to reach and help those most in need by supporting eligible families with the cost of food for their children over the
school holiday periods.
The Scheme will benefit those children eligible for free school meals as well
as their younger non-school age siblings aged 2 or above. This support will be available over all other school holidays.
The only eligibility criteria for this offer is that parents are registered for free
Families wanting to apply for support through the Scheme should call 0800 4081448 or 01926 359182.