We provide healthy, hot lunches, cooked on the premises. Each day there is a choice of main, vegetarian or jacket potato with filling. Meals also include seasonal vegetables and a pudding. Your child's meal should ordered online - please see below for details.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch in a plastic box or ideally a small cool bag and clearly marked with their name. We encourage all children to eat healthily. Please do not include sweets in your child’s lunch box. Canned or glass bottles are not permitted in school for safety reasons.
If children go home for lunch, they should not return to school earlier than ten minutes before the afternoon session begins. Please use our signing in/out book in the office when you collect/return your child.
Please notify the school in writing if your child has allergies to certain foods or additives.
All meals provided by the school should be ordered by Parents/Carers online via https://nel.mealselector.co.uk. This includes meals for children who are:
- Entitled to Universal Free Meals (Rec/Y1/Y2)
- Entitled to Free School Meals (all years)
- Wishing to purchase a meal
Further information on how to order online can be found by clicking HERE. The school office is unable to deal with any orders, if you have any queries regarding the ordering process please contact Chartwells directly (see below).
Chartwell Contact Details
Phone: 01472 342272
Office Hours: 8.00am – 2.30pm - Monday to Friday (Closed during School Holiday Periods)
Meal Selector Technical Support
Phone: 01159 245517
Office Hours: 9am – 4.30pm
Universal Free School Meals
All pupils currently in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are able to receive a school meal at no cost to parent/carers. Choosing a universal free school meal will help save you up to £450 per year, encourage positive eating habits and helps to improve concentration and performance in the classroom. A school lunch will also provide a varied and balanced diet and provide the right amount of energy to ensure that your child can work better in the afternoons.
Free School Meals
If you think you might be eligible for free school meals, you need to apply online. Details of the criteria are given below. The access to the website portal link is: https://lcc.cloud.servelec-synergy.com/parentportal (Click HERE). Written instructions for how to apply for free school meals can also be found HERE.
If you are eligible, we will be notified. Your child will receive free school meals and the school will receive extra funding which is known as Pupil Premium. Children in receipt of free school meals also qualify for a reduction in costs for educational visits and other chargeable events, so it is always worth enquiring.
If you are not eligible and to avoid requesting this information again, Lincolnshire County Council will store your data securely and it will be checked for eligibility should your circumstances change.
If your child is eligible for free school meals it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the cost and fuss of making packed lunches. Many children at our school are already eating free school meals, and your child may be able to have them too.
Eligibility Criteria (from April 2018)
Children are entitled to receive free school meals if they or their parents/carers receive any of the benefits below:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
I am currently claiming free school meals – what does the change in criteria from April 2018 mean for me?
Most people won't be affected by the new criteria. If you are currently claiming free school meals, but don't meet the new criteria, your child will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the Universal Credit rollout period. This will apply even if your earnings rise above the new threshold or if you stop being entitled to Universal Credit. The rollout period is currently scheduled to end in March 2022.
Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, your child will keep their free school meal until the end of their current phase of education, ie primary or secondary.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For details of entitlement and how to apply, please contact the school office or click on the link to Lincolnshire County Council below.