School meals are provided by Harrisons Catering Services, which is an independent catering company that provides healthy, freshly cooked food. Their menu is agreed by Ealing Education Contract Services, after a nutritional analysis. The menu meets with the National Standards for Primary Schools set by the Department for Education.
Meals are served and eaten in the dining/ main school hall (main building and EYFS building). Children eat together with their friends.
The menu is planned around a three week cycle with set menus for each week.
FREE School Meals in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2)
The government recently announced new funding for schools. As from September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits. Every child in these classes is entitled to the free school meal.
To ensure your child receives a free meal you will be required to register for the scheme. This can be done by completing the attached School Meals Registration Form. You may already be aware that additional funds are allocated to schools in the form of 'pupil premium'.
If you are in receipt of a support benefit and you have pupils in other year groups who may also be eligible for a free school meal then you will still need to apply to the local authority in the usual way.
Pupil Premium is allocated according to household income and benefit entitlements. This funding entitles children to additional provision within school. In order for your child to benefit from 'pupil premium' funding we need you to provide us with your national insurance number.
We ask that all parents provide this whether they are entitled to benefits or not as circumstances do change and will affect the amount of funding the school receives from the Government.
To help us receive the correct funding and to plan for the increase in free school meals we are asking all parents whose children attend Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classed to complete the form from the below link and return it to the school office or email to email@example.com, so that we can submit the free school meal numbers to Harrisons our caterers.
If your circumstances change after you have submitted this form then please inform the school office so that we can make the necessary changes and claim the amount due from the Local Authority.
If you would prefer for your child to bring a packed lunch from home, please ensure the lunches provide a healthy and balanced diet. This means plenty of foods that contains the nutrients that children need and fewer foods high in sugar and saturated fat.