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School Meals

ASPENS 'Select' - New Online Ordering System for School Meals

Letters have been sent out to parents/carers via SchoolPing regarding the Aspens Select new online ordering system' for school meals. Parents can pre book dinners using this new system from 1st September (ready for the start of Term 1 - Monday 6th September 2021). 

You will receive your child's *unique 8 digit code via SchoolPing, to enable you to set up your online ordering account.

 

We would like to thank our parents/carers for their support as we move across to this new booking/payment system.  Please take the time to log in and familiarise yourself your Aspens 'Select' school meals online account prior to the start of term.

 

This link will take you to the ordering site: https://select.aspens-services.com 

To create your account you will be asked for the school unique 6 digit code:

St Martin's code is:  997293
You will be asked for your child's unique 8 digit code – this will be issued to you and sent out via SchoolPing.

 

All school meals must be ordered in advance using the new Aspens Select system.  If you need any support please contact the office via email office@stmartinsschool.org.uk or telephone the school office. Aspens are also happy to provide technical support, their contact details are: Tel. 01905 759613

 

Please note: you cannot use the Aspens App for ordering meals on a mobile phone, it needs to be accessed through a browser i.e. Safari or Google Chrome.

 

Charges for School Dinners: From 6th September, meals will be chargeable (for those who pay for dinners) through the new Select system at £2.30 each. Parents/carers who currently have any credit for School Meals on ParentPay at the end of the July term will be receive a refund.

Special Diets Information

If your child has an allergy or requires a special diet please review the additional information below from Aspens our school meals provider. 

You will need to complete a special diet request form and return it to the School Office.

ASPENS SCHOOL MEALS - May 2021:   We are delighted to announce that following a tendering process for school meals Aspens were the successful company who will take over our school meals from 7th June 2021. 

The price of school meals increase to £2.30 from 7th June, is due to higher quality ingredients. School Meals will continue to be cooked on site. 

 

A copy of the New Menu can be found at the top of this page. The 'school packed lunch' option will continue alongside the other menu options, consisting of a freshly filled sandwich or roll, healthy snack, home bake and piece of fruit.

Jacket Potatoes with assorted fillings are also provided daily as an additional option.

 

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.)

 

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 Infant Free School Meals scheme.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEAL Applications / Pupil Premium Grant

Parents will need to apply online using the 'Free School Meal Checker' link below: 

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:

  • make you eligible for other financial assistance for items such as school trips
  • enable a school to receive the funding it is entitled to
  • avoid any issues with your child’s school meals when moving from Year 2 to Year 3

 

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: 

  • child tax credits (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 with annual Take Home Pay / Net Earnings below £7,400 (which equals  £616.67 per month) benefits not included
  • guarantee element of state pension credit
  • income support
  • income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • income-related employment support allowance
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

 

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, regardless of benefit changes.

If you are currently entitled to free school meals you will not have to reapply until your child changes school after March 31 2022.

HEALTHY EATING

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.

             

 

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