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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning

Lunch

School Meals

 

Provision is made for the children to have a school meal or to bring a packed lunch.

 

We aim to provide meals are of a high quality with where possible locally sourced ingredients, and the children are allowed a controlled choice from a varied menu of both hot and cold options. The kitchen will always ensure there is a vegetarian alternative and all dietary restrictions can be catered for. The menu is on a 3 week rotation and a copy is sent out to parents and carers by email, and is available at the school office. There is also a copy on the notice board in the reception area, and a link below. Our staff work hard to ensure your children eat healthily so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Meals can be paid for daily, weekly, half-termly or termly in advance via SIMs Pay.

 

School meals are free for all children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 due to the Universal Free School Meal entitlement introduced in September 2014.

 

A school meal costs £2.35 for all Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 pupils.

 

Free School Meals

 

As well as helping to save money for families, applying for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium Funding will help us help your child. Your child could be eligible for free school meals if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:

 

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

 

If your child(ren) is/are already in reciept of FSM at their primary school this will automatically renew when moving to Year 7 – parents do not need to reapply. The current claim is automatically transferred to the new school they are starting in September (unless this is outside of Cambridgeshire in which case parents need to apply to the relevant local council).

 

If you think you are eligible please speak to the school office or fill in the online form at: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/help-with-school-learning-costs/free-school-meals

Lunch Menu Autumn 21

Packed Lunches

 

Should you wish your child to bring a packed lunch to school, we actively encourage healthy options - though a small 'treat' as part of a balanced lunch is allowed.

Please include some of their five-a-day fruit and vegetables. Please do not include sweets, large chocolate bars, fizzy drinks, glass bottles or cans.

We will encourage children to eat their lunch in appropriate order, leaving sweet things until last.

 

Please also be aware that we are a 'nut free' school, so please check the contents of any lunch you are providing to ensure it does not include nuts.

 

 

 

These websites offer further inspiration for packing a healthy lunch:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

 

https://realfood.tesco.com/search.html?Collection=Kids%27%20lunchbox

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/school-packed-lunch-inspiration

 

 
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