SCHOOL POLICES & PARENT INFORMATION
This page contains useful links for parents to important school policies and general information regarding OFSTED and Department For Education details.
As from September 2014, all children in KS1 are entitled to a hot school meal free of charge. Hot school meals are available every day of the week. KS2 children can also take advantage of a hot school meal every day – but will have to pay for their meal. The price of a meal for KS2 children will be £2.30.
The lunch is freshly cooked each day and uses local produce as much as possible. Pupils are required to sign up for a half term and, for KS2 children, pay in advance. Pupils are allowed to bring their own drink or water is available at lunchtime.
Children can still bring their own packed lunches from home if they wish to instead. In accordance with our School Food Policy, we encourage children to bring healthy food in their lunchboxes such as fruit and yoghurt and to keep sweets and chocolate to a minimum as such sweet items can affect a child’s behaviour.
Chewing gum is not allowed in school at any time.
For any families who are currently registered for free school meals and any new families joining the school who are entitled for free school meals (whether in KS1 or KS2), please register as normal as we get extra funding to support children’s learning and your child can attend after school clubs free of charge. Criteria/forms for accessing free school meals are available from the school office.
Free School Meals can be awarded to families who are entitled to:-
- Income Support of Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Child Tax Credit, where Working Tax Credit is NOT in payment AND your annual income does not exceed £16190, as determined by HM Revenues & Customs)
- Working Tax Credit “Run on” (A 4-week payment when your employment has ceased or your working hours reduce below 16).
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
The Government have allocated a specific sum of money into School budgets to support the outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children. This funding is specifically linked to pupils whose families are in receipt of free school meals, looked after children and service children. We use this money to support children in 1 – 1 tuition, give extra support in class, and to enable them to attend after school clubs.