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SCHOOL MEALS INFORMATION


Under the new Universal Free School Meals scheme introduced in September 2014 by the Goverment, all children in Foundation Stage 2 and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) are eligible to recieve a free school meal every day. 

 

Meals are cooked on the premises and are of the highest standard. Payment for meals (for Key Stage 2 children only) should be made on Monday morning. Money should be placed in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and amount written clearly on the front.

 

The school operates a ‘wristband system’. Children make their selection from the menu choices each day and are given a coloured wristband to indicate their choice. The kitchen then provides the appropriate meal for each child. The menu operates on a 3 week rota to ensure variety.

 

Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch if this is preferred. We ask that parents/carers providing a packed lunch support our healthy lunchbox initiative by including fruit and other healthy choices and no more than one ‘treat’ item such as a cake or biscuit. Glass bottles, fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed.

 

A register is kept of the children who stay to dinner. Please inform the school of any appointments so that the kitchen staff can be given sufficient notice of numbers. 


FREE SCHOOL MEALS


You can claim free school meals for a child who lives with you and who you are responsible for. Your child is eligible for Free School Meals if you get one or more of the following benefits:


  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Income-related employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Prt VI of the Immigration and Assylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - Provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 (as of 2014 financial year) as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on. Paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


MEDICAL DIETS


With a wide variety of foods provided, the kitchen is able to cater for a range of different tastes. They can also cater for children with prescribed medical needs, formally diagnosed food allergies as well as cultural diets. 


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Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter 

 

St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School, Park Nook, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4AE

Telephone: 01709 850568

Fax: 01709 855948

Email: stgerardsprimary@rotherham.school

Twitter: @StGerards1928

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