Lunch is from 12:20pm to 1:15pm. At lunchtime pupils may have a hot meal, cooked on the premises, or bring sandwiches. The children sit together with staff who dine with them. Lunchtime always starts with a prayer chosen from a selection written by the children and read aloud by a pupil. Those having hot meals take it in turns to serve the meals on their table as well as help clear away. Pupils bringing packed lunches are similarly supervised and encouraged to eat the meal that has been provided for them. Children with particular food/mealtime related issues are also catered for wherever possible. Lunchtime is used as an opportunity to help develop social skills as well as reinforcing expected behaviours at the meal table.
Free School Meals
If your child is eligible for free school meals your child will receive a hot meal and dessert free of charge from our popular daily menu in school. Unfortunately, no financial substitution can be offered as the funding is paid directly from Gloucestershire County Council to our caterers. The school receives Pupil Premium funding for each child who is registered as eligible for Free School Meals. If your child is eligible – register now to ensure your child’s entitlement! Even if you choose not to use the free school dinner service, your child can still benefit on resources and extra support to help with reading, writing and maths. From when registered eligible to when your child leaves school, this amount and more will continue to be put into the school budget to support your child.
Do I qualify to claim Free School Meals?
Families of children and young people in full-time education at any school maintained by Gloucestershire County Council may be entitled to claim free school meals, providing they receive a qualifying benefit.
If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:
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 - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Temporary qualification for free school meals
Where a parent has been entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, they will be eligible to claim free school meals over that period.
How do I apply? It is simple! Follow one of the routes below !
Applying for FSM could not be easier. Follow the link to the GCC site.
If you would prefer to talk to someone at GCC call 01452 425 390
During snack time, pupils can either bring in their own snack or buy a snack from our tuck shop which is managed and distributed by Mr. Worgan.
Our tuck shop also encourages pupils to improve their skills with using money by helping them to identify coins and working out change.
Follow the link to register for milk in school.
Please be aware that charges may apply.
Free School Meals and "Cool Milk"