Children in Year 3 and Year 4
From September 2014, the entitlement for free school meals changed.
All children in Reception, Year 1 & 2 will be automatically eligible for a free school meal.
If your child is in Year 3 or above, they may still be entitled to a free school meal if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits and allowances listed below.
Claiming free school meals also provides additional funding for your school which can help to fund more resources for your children parents/carers may be entitled to Free School Lunches if they are in receipt of one of the following:
To claim your free school meal entitlement you must complete this form.
or call into the school office to collect one.
for our year 3 and 4 children based at our Upham road site lunches are cooked on the premises by Pabulum Catering Company and are excellent value for money. Each lunch including pudding costs £2.30. The menu is displayed on ParentPay where you can now make your selections and pay for your child's meals. Children cannot purchase a lunch on a daily basis.
Changes from the European Union state that from December 2014 we must notify you of every allergen in the ingredients we use. The Food Standards Agency has asked that we implement this from September.
The Government are providing a Free School Meals for all Infant School aged children.
At Holy Rood Primary, our school dinners are provided by a catering company called Pabulum. The meals are of a very high standard and meet all the nutritional requirements.
We have a three week rolling menu covering a whole term. The menu for this term is below. Meals must be ordered by completing the order form either for the whole term or weekly ensuring orders are received in school by Wednesday at 9am for the following week.
For more information regarding our food suppliers please go to www.pabulum-catering.co.uk/our-food/our-ingredients
Alternatively parents may provide their child with a packed lunch from home.
What to include:- 1 portion of vegetable or salad and 1 portion of fruit e.g carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, raisins, grapes. 1 portion of a milk or dairy item e.g cheese cubes, yoghurt, fromage frais. 1 portion of a meat or filling e.g chicken, fish, tuna, eggs or other protein source. 1 portion of starchy food such as bread, pasta, rice. Water, milk, pure fruit juice or yoghurt drinks.
What to avoid:- confectionary e.g chocolate covered biscuits or bars, sweets. Crisps, cheese biscuits. Manufactured meat e.g sausage rolls, reformed chicken pieces. Deep fried products e.g doughnuts, potato shapes. Sweetened or fizzy drinks.
Milk is available in school and is supplied by Cool Milk at School. Parents deal directly with the company at www.coolmilk.com. Milk is delivered to school and distributed to the children by staff.
In KS1 a piece of fruit is provided free for each child daily for tuck. Parents may send in fruit from home.