Food and drink
Free fruit is provided for all of the children in Ash and Beech Class every morning at break time. Children in Cherry, Maple and Oak Class are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack such as fruit or a flapjack. Snacks for break time should not include chocolate or crisps. Fruit is always made available for all children who wish to have it.
Lunchtime is a very important part of our school day and we are proud of our friendly, relaxed dining experience. Children sit at the tables in mixed aged groups and older pupils are encouraged to help younger pupils at lunchtime.
Morning lessons end at 12.15pm and children have a whole hour to eat and play before returning to lessons at 1.15pm. Children can bring a packed lunch or can order a hot lunch. Cooked meals are provided daily. They are pre-ordered online via Parent Pay and for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are free. For Key Stage 2 pupils dinners can be purchased at a cost of £2.30 per meal for as many or as few days as you choose.
Our hot lunches are cooked freshly every day by Alliance in Partnership (AiP) in the Kingstone High School kitchens and are served piping hot in our dining hall. AiP use as much fresh, local produce as possible. Water is available on the table at lunchtime for children to help themselves to.
Healthy Lunch Boxes
We encourage children to bring healthy food in their lunchboxes. A healthy lunch could include: a brown bread sandwich, a piece of fruit, a fruit based yogurt and a small biscuit based chocolate bar. Lunch boxes should not include sweets, fizzy drinks, large chocolate bars or large bags of crisps.
Free School Meals
If you think your child is entitled for free school meals (whether in KS1 or KS2), please speak to the school office. In addition to free meals the school receives extra funding to support children’s learning and your child can attend after school clubs and school trips free of charge. Forms for accessing eligibility for 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.