As of October 2019 all children can now choose their meals daily. A dinner register is sent to classrooms and taken in an afternoon in order for children to choose their meal for the next day. A picture menu is available in classes to all the children, to help them make their choice.
The menus for our Academy lunches during the year are attached below. The price of the meals is £2.10 per day (£10.50 per week) for those who do not receive free school meals or entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals (Reception , Year 1 and Year 2).
We now have Parentpay, an online payment system for school dinners and trips/events. All parents are issued with unique log in details to use this facility. This is now our preferred method of payment. Alternatively, there are payment envelopes in our reception for your convenience if you still wish to pay by cash. We would be grateful, if you are paying cash, to please pay the Academy on a Friday in advance if possible. At any time, a parent/carer can log in to Parentpay to see any outstanding balances for their children .
There are 3 menus effective week commencing 2nd September 2019. The 3 week rota of meals may be subject to change later in the year. Any updates will be posted on our website. Dates for each menu week are listed below. Click on the link to see the full list of menus.
Menu week 1: w/c 02.09.19, 23.09.19, 14.10.19, 18.11.19, 09.12.19, 13.01.20, 03.02.20, 02.03.20, 23.03.20, 27.04.20, 18.05.20, 15.06.20, 06.07.20
Menu week 2: w/c 09.09.19, 30.09.19, 04.11.19, 25.11.19, 16.12.19, 20.01.20, 10.02.20, 09.03.20, 30.03.20, 04.05.20, 01.06.20, 22.06.20, 13.07.20
Menu week 3: w/c 16.09.19, 07.10.19, 11.11.19, 02.12.19, 06.01.20, 27.01.20, 24.02.20, 16.03.20, 20.04.20, 11.05,20, 08.06.20, 29.06.20, 20.07.20
We operate a school meal system which enables children to choose their meals at the dinner service counter. The list of meals is available in the school reception, on our electronic message board and on the website on the links above.
Free School Meals
From September 2014, there will be a statutory requirement for schools in England to provide free school meals to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Whilst all pupils in these year groups will be provided with a free school meal, it is important that, if you think you are eligible to receive a free school meal, you continue to apply to the Nottinghamshire Local Authority.
Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged pupils in nursery classes and at Key Stages 2-4 will continue as they do now, based on the existing free school meals eligibility criteria:
- 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 they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after parents stop qualifying for the Working Tax Credit
There will be no change to the process for applying for free school meals. Families receiving a qualifying benefit must continue to apply to Nottinghamshire County Council.
Please click on the link below to apply to Nottinghamshire County Council or ring the Free School Meals team on 01623 433009.