Bewley

Primary School

Bright, Proud and Successful

School Meals

Details of the new voucher system from the Government running from 20th April 2020

Letter for National Voucher Scheme for Free School Meals
DfE Free School Meals FAQ

Children from Foundation Stage 2 up to Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. School meals for Year 3 – Year 6 cost £10.25 per week, this is payable on a Monday morning each week or if you prefer you can pay each half term. You are more than welcome to change from school meals to packed lunches or visa versa we only ask that you give us at least a half terms’ notice.

Every day the children are asked from the menu which meal they would like and are given a corresponding coloured band to wear. The children hand these bands to the cook when they go into dinner. This ensures that each child gets the meal that they want. It is very helpful especially with the younger children if you could take the time to go through the menu with them and help them with their choices. The menus are available from your class teacher or reception.

If you decide on your child bringing a packed lunch please look at the policy below

Food and drink in packed lunches

(Information taken from The Children’s Food Trust)

Packed lunches should include:

Packed lunches should not include:

Instead, seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice.

Special diets and allergies

The school also recognises that some pupils may require special diets that do not allow for the standards to be met exactly. In this case parents are urged to be responsible in ensuring that packed lunches are as healthy as possible. For these reasons pupils are also not permitted to swap food items.