Our school meals are provided by Caterlink and cost £2.43 per meal.
Caterlink offer an online payment system, but you do not need to book individual meals.
If your child is not entitled to Free School Meals, you will need to register an account in order to make your payment. If your child has not previously been having school dinners, you will first need to give consent for your child’s data (name, class and free school meal entitlement) to be shared with Caterlink – this will be sent as a ParentMail form. Once you have completed the consent form, you will be sent further details on how to register your account (see below). If your child has any food allergies/restrictions you will also be sent a paper copy of the Caterlink “Allergen and Intolerance Form” which should be completed and returned to the School Office asap.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP YOUR SCHOOL MEAL ACCOUNT – For Years 3-6 who are not entitled to Free School Meals
You will receive the details for creating your account via ParentMail, once consent has been given. Please do not try to register until you have received these details.
You can log on to the payment system by visiting https://meals.caterlinkltd.co.uk/meals/sign_in. As you will be visiting the system for the first time, you will need to create a new account. To do this click “Register a new account” and enter your child’s Individual Student ID and last name (this must be entered exactly as provided). Upon doing this, the system will confirm back to you your child’s first name and school. If this is correct you will then be required to enter a number of other details to create the account. If this information is not correct please contact the school office.
Once the account is created you can log on (using the Student ID as your username) and top up your child’s account at any time. Please note you can only create one account per child. If you have more than one child at the school, you will need to create an account for each child. If you claim Free School Meals for your child, you will not need to register, your child’s account will be updated automatically.
Since September 2014, every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools now receives a free school lunch.
School menus are now measured against tough national standards, so by choosing school meals for your child, you know they’re being offered healthy, tasty dishes to fuel them up for the afternoon.
Free School Meals - All year groups
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (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
Pupils who are eligible for free school meals are also entitled to additional support within school through Pupil Premium Funding.
If you wish to apply for a free school dinner for your child please click on the link below or pop into the school office.
If your child has chosen to have a packed lunch, here is a poster of what we expect you to pack for their lunch: Please remember that we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL.
YOU MUST NOT SEND IN ANY ITEMS THAT CONTAIN NUTS
NO - Packs of nuts, peanut butter sandwiches/rolls/wraps, chocolate spread sandwiches/rolls/wraps, fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts, chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts, sesame seed rolls, cakes made with nuts
Please consider how much food you provide, as there should only be the amount you would expect your child to eat in about 20 minutes. We also ask there is no chocolate or sweets in their lunchbox and only water is permitted to drink.
Thank you for your support.