School Meals

The school has dining facilities, sufficient to cater for all children who wish to have a cooked meal at lunch times.  Menus are cooked with fresh ingredients each day and provide a well balanced and nutritious meal.  Vegetarian alternatives are always available.  Provision is also made for those who prefer to bring a packed lunch. St Mary’s is a ‘nut free zone’, particularly as the number of children with allergies is on the increase.  We ask parents to be vigilant with this request and not to include any foods containing nut products within packed lunches. Children may also bring a soft drink for playtime and fruit, but no fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets should be brought to school. 

Children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 are offered fruit each day and children aged under 5 years also have milk. 

 

School Meals Menus - (click below to view menu)

Week 1 Menu Week 1 Salad Bar
Week 2 Menu Week 2 Salad Bar
Week 3 Menu Week 3 Salad Bar
Week 4 Menu Week 4 Salad Bar
Additional Menu Information Allergen Information          

The menu complies with the new Food Standards which place a greater emphasis on the increased use of wholegrain and starchy foods, pulses, wholemeal products, non-dairy vegetarian options and an increase in the fruit content of desserts.

 
To ensure compliance with the Allergens legislation you will find a complete database of all the dishes on the menu so you can be reassured should you have any queries about the ingredient listing of any item on the menu.
 
The Calendar below will show which weeks menu is being served.

 

Free School Meals

From September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be eligible for free school meals...

 

Free School Meals are a benefit which can equate to £400 per year; they can be claimed not just by those currently unemployed but by those already in receipt of a number of benefits. Please see the updated list below to see if you qualify. If you do, registration is easy – simply complete the application form on this webpage.  If we require more information we will let you know.

Do you qualify?

You can register your child if you receive any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State 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

 

Please click here to download an application form. It will not affect any other benefits you claim. Once complete please return the form to the school office.