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School Dinners

We all know that a balanced and nutritious diet is essential to the health of a growing child and that finding the right balance in a packed lunch can be difficult, time consuming and expensive. Our school dinners are prepared on the premises; The Autumn/Winter 2017 Lunch Menu can be found here.  The catering staff supports you in looking after your child by following nutritional guidelines to design a healthy and tempting menu.

The varied lunch menus are based on:

 

  • Locally sourced produce wherever possible
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Food which is rich in minerals and vitamins
  • Low fat, sugar and salt in meals with more bread and other starchy "energy” foods. 

 

The aim is to satisfy every appetite, providing a traditional two-course meal each day with a drink. Special diets and vegetarian options can be arranged on written request. Meals are £2.30 per day and should be paid for in advance - weekly, half-termly or termly - online at www.schoolgateway.com.  When you visit the School Gateway website for the first time, please select 'New User' and enter your email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school.  The system will send a PIN code to your mobile: please enter this PIN code and your account will be activated for you.  As soon as  you have got the system set-up, you will be able to pay money to the school online rather than send cash or cheques.  

 

If you still prefer to use cash or cheque, then please send the money with your child, (preferably by cheque payable to Devon County Council with your cheque card number on the back), in a sealed envelope marked with your child’s name, class and the words "Dinner Money”. This will be collected from your child first thing on Monday morning. There is no need for you to call at the School Office to pay.

 

Free School Meals:

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically get free school meals. However, parents and guardians are encouraged to apply for free school meals when they enrol their child in school, as this can help their child’s school to attract additional ‘pupil premium‘ funding to support learning.

 

A family in receipt of the following is eligible for free school meals for their children:

  • 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.

If you think you are eligible you should apply for free school meals even if your child has a packed lunch every day.  Please contact the School Office for details or visit:

https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/school-meals where you will find an online form to complete.  

School Dinner Menu - Autumn-Winter - 2017/18

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