Further information as to how to apply for Free School Meals is available on the following website:
Link to the Derbyshire School Meals Menu
Meals are available to all children; they are government funded in Reception, Years 1 and 2. They are cooked on site. Payment is due in advance via your child's ParentPay account, most parents paying a half term in advance. We draw your attention to the our Dinner Money Policy that appears on this page for further information.
Special diets can usually be catered for but we will need parental consent (form available from school) and a medical referral from either your child’s General Practitioner or Dietician.
Free Meals are available in certain circumstances, for children in years 3 to 6. For further information – ask at the school office.
Children may also choose to bring a packed lunch from home, though please do not send any glass bottled drinks or snacks containing nuts.
As a member of the Health Promoting Schools initiative we encourage children to eat healthily. If your child brings in a sandwich meal, please avoid crisps, fizzy drinks and sweets. Fresh fruit/veg and yogurts can provide a healthy alternative.
All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle from home that can be replenished throughout the day as research shows drinking water aids concentration. Children may NOT drink any other drink continuously during lesson time as this is detrimental to a child’s health and teeth.
Healthy Break time snacks:
All Key Stage 1 children (YR,1&2) receive a piece of fruit or vegetable during morning break time (funded as part of the Government Initiative scheme). Key Stage 2 children may bring in healthy snacks from home such as fruit, yogurt tubes or cereal bars etc to eat at morning break. However, due to severe allergies, please note that the school is a Nut Free environment.
School milk is free to all under-fives and subsidised for all older pupils at approximately £15 per term.
Each pupil who is registered with Cool Milk will receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk everyday which will be delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. School milk provides them with essential nutrients and is rehydrating and energy-boosting. It also bridges the gap between breakfast and lunch.
How to register: Simply register at www.coolmilk.com
My child is under five years of age:
· Simply register at www.coolmilk.com before your child starts school.
· Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request via you on-line Coolmilk Account 3 weeks before this time if you wish to continue.
My child is five years or older:
· Register and pay online at www.coolmilk.com
· You can pay Cool Milk either online, over the telephone or at a local PayPoint.
· You must pay them by 5pm on Tuesdays for your child’s milk to start the following week.