From September 2014 all children in YR, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a free school meal each day. However, please ensure you still complete a free school meal form so that we identify which children are entitled to pupil premium funding. We adopt a pre-ordering system in school which allows the children to pick what they would like for their lunch from a choice of either a meat, vegetarian or salad option.
Children may also bring a packed lunch. This should be in a plastic box with the child’s name and class on the outside and should include a drink. As we are a healthy school we do not allow chocolate bars or sweets and would encourage you to provide your child with a healthy packed lunch. If you prefer your child to go home to lunch, please collect him/her at 12.30 pm and return him/her at 1.30 pm.
Families with a child in a local authority school in Portsmouth and receiving any of these benefits should still apply for free school meals as:
- universal credit, which replaces income support, child tax credit, income-based jobseekers and income-based employment and support allowances
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- guarantee element of the state pension credit.
Application for these should be made in the school office at the beginning of each term.
The application form to apply for free school meals is available to download here.
The office staff will be pleased to assist you or for more information click here