School Dinners

Everyday there is a set hot meal, a healthy foods selection and a variety of snacks.

Pupils are not allowed outside the school boundaries during the midday break unless they go home for a meal. Pupils who go home must be supervised by a parent and have a pass. Passes are issued on written parental request. School lunches are provided in our cafeteria. Those who bring a packed lunch eat their sandwiches in the school hall or the designated outside eating area.

Is your child entitled to free school meals?

From September 2014, all children attending Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered free school meals as part of the Government’s Universal Free School Meals for Infants programme. If you receive a benefit that gives entitlement to Free School meals (as detailed below) the school can also get additional funding but you must apply for us to confirm this to the Headteacher.

Children of families receiving Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (income related), Income-based Job Seekers allowance or Universal Credit are entitled to receive free school meals. Families receiving support under Part Vi of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are also entitled.

Families receiving child tax credit but who are not entitled to a working tax credit, and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190 are also entitled, as are those who receive the guarantee element of state pension credit. Those families receiving working tax credit are not entitled to free school meals.

Note: Where a parent is entitled to working tax credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

If you are receiving one of these benefits either contact your child’s school to obtain an application form or call 0344 800 8020 for further advice.

For more information or to find out if you qualify see Norfolk County Council’s web page about