We encourage healthy eating and children may either bring a healthy packed lunch or you may prefer for them to eat a hot school meal. Hot meals can be taken on whichever days you prefer.
Infant Universal Free School Meals
All children of Infant school age are entitled to a free hot school lunch each day. Meals are served to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Junior Paid School Meals
For children in Years 3 – 6, paid hot lunches are available at £2.45 per day, payable via our online payment system, SchoolMoney.
Those entitled to a Free School Meal will continue to receive a hot meal in Years 3 - 6. See section below about how to apply for Free School Meals.
If you do not wish your child to have a hot meal, please supply your child with a packed lunch. It is expected that a child’s packed lunch provides a balanced meal – sweets and chocolate are not allowed. Please provide a drink – juice or water – no fizzy drinks are permitted.
Free School Meals/Pupil Premium
If you think you may be entitled to a free school meal and meet any of the following categories we would like to hear from you.
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support from National Asylum Support Service (NASS) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit(with no working tax credit)with an annual income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on
- Universal Credit
There are many advantages in registering for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium Funding, even if you don’t want your child to have a school meal at this point in time, as well as helping support our provision through additional funding. Full school details are available here.
The application process is very easy, either apply online https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/ or pop in or phone the school and talk to one of office staff in confidence and further advice and information. Alternatively, download an application form here and return to us. Thank you.
Drink to Think
Each child may bring a named, clear, plastic, ‘sports’ type lid bottle of water in addition to their lunch time drink. This will remain with them during the day for frequent sipping. This is to help prevent dehydration and therefore help the children concentrate for longer periods.