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St Martin's Church of England Primary School

School Meals

CHARTWELLS SCHOOL MEALS

School Meals are cooked on site.  The cost of a school meal is currently £2.10 per day.

From 2nd November, the start of Term 2, Chartwells will be increasing the price of a school meal to £2.20 due to inflation in food prices and increased staffing costs.

The current menu will be extended until 1st April 2021.

 

New Termly Menus are 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. They have introduced a new 'school packed lunch' option from April 2019, in addition 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 Infant 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:

  • 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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