School Meals and Snack-time

School meals are cooked on the premises under contract to Devon Direct Services. Ms Terri Neale, our Cook provides a variety of good balanced meals, with no processed ingredients. Where possible all produce is locally sourced. Three options are available daily; a meat option, a vegetarian option or a wrap, tortilla or sandwich option. A menu is prepared and sent home each term.

A meal for children in Year 3 to Year 6 costs £2.15 per day. Meals for pre-school children cost £1.95.
 
No payments can no longer be made at school. Parents can pay for meals online by using the following link:

Free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at state schools in England automatically get free school meals. However, parents and guardians are still encouraged to apply for free school meals when you enrol your child in school, as this can help our school to attract additional ‘pupil premium‘ funding to support your child's learning.

From Year 3 onwards, children whose parents are in receipt of the following are entitled to free school meals:

  • 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.

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Please click on the link below for more information and an online application form.

A copy of the form can be downloaded below for you to complete and post or email to the FSM team at County Hall.

If your child brings a packed lunch we ask that suitable containers are provided to keep the food fresh. Drinks should be brought in a plastic container with a firmly attached top. We also ask that your child brings a small plate on which to eat their lunch. Please could all lunch boxes and plates be clearly marked with your child's name.

We do have children with severe nut allergies and ask that no nuts or food with obvious nut content are brought into school.
SNACK TIME

Children in Key Stage 1 are currently in receipt of free fruit and vegetables for morning break.

Fruit, vegetables and cheese may be brought into school as a snack. Children also have the opportunity to buy toast and a bottle of water at break time. Fresh drinking water is made available to children throughout the day, through a water fountain located in the playground.

Sweets, crisps or biscuits should not be brought to school for snacks.
PACKED LUNCH IDEAS
 
We've found some websites that may give you some ideas for your child's packed lunch. Click on the links below.