School Meals, School Milk and Fruit Scheme

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to serve the normal hot meals in the school hall.  Instead, children are eating in the classroom, and so we have had to ‘tweak’ the menu to make it finger food.  Here are the 3 weekly menus …

Week 1 – Weeks commencing 9th November 2020, 30th November 2020 and 4th January 2021

Week 2 – Weeks commencing 16th November 2020, 7th December 2020

Week 3 – Weeks commencing 2nd November 2020, 23rd November 2020 and 14th December 2020

 

The current cost of this service is £2.30 per meal, and we ask that payment is made via cheques, made payable to CHARTWELLS.  Please note that a school meal is free to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Universal Infant Free School Meals) and also to those children entitled to FSM.

School meals now need to be booked directly with Pippa, using this email:

U98180@compass-group.co.uk

We kindly request that meal orders are placed by Thursday of the week before – and you can book for a whole half term or term if you wish!

Please note that Pippa is unable to respond until after 13:30.

 

 

Food Hygiene Rating 2018

The government provide schools with additional funding called Pupil Premium (Free School Meals – FSM) to support or enhance the learning of pupils.  For every pupil registered as eligible the school will receive additional funding in the school budget which is used to help raise achievement levels.

It is essential that parents/carers apply for free school meals even if the pupil does not wish to receive a free school meal or will receive UFSM in KS1.  Your child may be able to get free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits.

Please see letter below for further explanation but please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need further guidance.

FSM letter

Milk

At the moment we are only providing milk to the children aged under five to minimise risk – therefore please do not order it for older children..

Free milk is available for all children aged under five in school, funded by the UK government.

In our school, this milk is provided by Cool Milk, the UK’s leading school milk supplier.  We will register your child for their free school milk on your behalf by providing Cool Milk with your child’s name and date of birth.  They will receive this free daily milk at school up until their 5th birthday.

When your child turns 5 they will no longer receive this free milk which is funded by the government.  However, you have the option to pay for their milk in order for it to continue.

At least a couple of weeks before your child’s 5th birthday you need to visit www.coolmilk.com and follow the on-screen instructions to register and pay.

All information handled by the Cool Milk group is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All personal information is securely stored on Cool Milk’s UK servers, and is never passed on to third parties without your permission.

We will automatically register your child to receive the free milk when they start school in September.  If you do not want your child to receive milk please let us know.

Fruit

You may have heard about the National Fruit Scheme for 4 to 6 year olds.  Under the scheme, each child will be entitled to receive a free piece of fruit each school day.  Scientists agree that everybody, including children, can reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer by eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.  On average, children in the UK currently eat only 2 portions a day.

Our school participates in this scheme, which reinforces our commitment to healthy eating.  Your child will be offered ‘the fruit of the day’ at morning break.

If your child has sandwiches for lunch, please note the scheme is not intended to replace any fruit that you may normally include in your child’s packed lunch.  The purpose of the scheme is to increase a child’s daily intake of fruit.

The fruit will be fresh and of good quality, equivalent to the fruit that we buy in the shops.  The aim is for the children to have a positive and enjoyable experience of fruit.

The scheme is voluntary, and there is no obligation for your child to take part.  We hope that you will share our belief that the scheme will help us to teach them the benefits of healthy eating.

If you do not wish you child to participate in the scheme, please let us know.  It is essential that you inform us of any allergies your child may have, so that we can ensure they are not given anything that will harm them.

If you have any questions, please contact the School.