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St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

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School Lunches

Our School Meals

Each day children may choose either a meat option, a vegetarian option, a Deli-Bar option or a filled jacket potato.  The children take time to have their lunch and are given as much time as they need.

 

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

The Government provides funding for all children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) to have a school meal every day.  There is no facility for packed lunches in Key Stage 1.

 

Key Stage 2

Children in Years 3-6 have a choice between school meals and packed lunches.  Parents are reminded that the children may only change to school meals or packed lunches at the start of every half-term.

 

Payment

Dinner money must be paid in advance, on Mondays, at a cost of £13.50 per week.  Parents may also pay monthly, half-termly or termly, if they prefer.  Payment should be made online via Pay360 Education Payments – Secure Online Payments – Home (formerly known as Sims Pay) as we are unable to accept cash payments.  To register for the online payment service please contact the school office for an activation code and further details.

 

Means-tested Free School Meals

Parents who are in receipt of certain benefits are eligible to receive means-tested free school meals from Reception through to Year 13 in secondary school.  Whilst there is currently no charge to parents for school meals in Key Stage 1, parents in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are still encouraged to apply for means-tested free school meals if they think they are eligible.  This is important to us as our school receives Pupil Premium funding for every single child who is eligible to receive means-tested free school meals which amounts to an extra £1320 per year for every eligible child. We can use this money in lots of different ways to benefit your child, for example to pay for additional teaching assistants or more specialised support, to provide more resources within school or to help with the funding of trips and other activities.

 

If you think your child may be eligible to receive free school meals please click on the link here to apply online: