School Meals are cooked on site. From 9th April 2018 the price of a school meal has been reduced to £2.00 per day when our new school meal provider will be Chartwells.
New Spring/Summer 2019 menus have been sent home to parents and a copy can be found below. Chartwells pride themselves on providing tasty and nutritious food and helping children to discover and learn about the food they eat.
Chartwells have introduced a new 'school packed lunch' option from April 2019, in edition to the current menu options. This will consist of a wrap sandwich or roll, vegetable sticks, fresh fruit or yoghurt and a pudding of the day.
Please note that if your child is currently in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 - they are entitled to a nutritionally balanced packed lunch for free each day as part of the current Universal Free School Meals scheme.
Jacket Potatoes with assorted fillings are also provided daily as an additional option.
Dinner money is payable via our 'ParentPay' online system >> Link to ParentPay
School meals are eaten in the school dining hall and children with packed lunches also eat outside when the weather is fine. Please be aware that as some children in school have nut allergies, nut products are not permitted in children's lunch boxes (ie. nutella, peanut butter sandwiches, raisin and nut mix etc.)
FREE SCHOOL MEAL Applications / Pupil Premium Grant
From 1st August 2017 North Somerset has now changed their process for applying for Free School Meals. Parents will now need to apply online using the new Free School Meal checker link :
Click here >> www.n-somerset.gov.uk/fsm
IMPORTANT: You should still apply if you claim benefits and have a child in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2. This is to:
Children attending school whose parents or carers receive any of the following benefits are eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant - also entitling pupils to free school meals:
There are changes to the free school meals application process, due to the roll out of Universal Credit.
Eligible pupils will remain entitled to free school meals until the end their current phase of education, as at March 31 2022.
Due to the Universal Credit roll out, all pupils currently listed as eligible for free school meals will be protected until March 31 2022, regardless of benefit changes.
This means that if you are currently entitled to free school meals you will not have to reapply until your child changes school after March 31 2022, regardless of your benefit status.
We have achieved Healthy Schools Status which means that we actively promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. In Reception and Key Stage 1, children are provided with a piece of fruit every day as part of their morning snack. In Key Stage 2 we encourage children to eat and drink healthily during snack and lunch time.
SCHOOL TRAVEL PLAN
St Martin’s is committed to providing an inclusive and sustainable Travel Plan. We encourage both pupils and staff to travel actively to and from school to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and fitness.
St Martin's has Travel Champions who will organise, co-ordinate and communicate events and policies that raise the profile of Active Travel.
Travel Ambassadors are a group of pupils which consists of representatives from every class throughout the School. They participate in sharing ideas and decision making, meeting regularly to organise and host events, lead assemblies and promote Active Travel across the School.
"Hello, we are the KS2 Travel Ambassadors - we are hoping to persuade people to scoot, cycle or walk to school in order to help them get more fit and active and also to help reduce pollution. We want to improve where people park around our school and are trying to persuade people not to park on driveways, the zig zag lines outside of the school gates and safer parking.
Riding bikes, walking or scooting are much more fun ways to get to school so we look forward to seeing more people doing it! We presented our powerpoint presentation about the positive reasons for Active Travel during an Assembly."