School meals

All pupils are able to have a school meal, helping pupils learn table mannners. Meals served at this school are prepared and cooked on the premises and are nutritional and well balanced.

Payment

The price of a school meal is currently £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week. Dinner money should be paid in advance direct via Eats. If this is not possible, all dinner money for the week should be handed directly to the office on a Monday morning. Please put the correct money in a purse, envelope or container clearly marked with your child’s name. If your child is absent later in the week, the money will automatically be credited so less money will need to be sent the following week. It is possible to pay for half a term or the whole term at the beginning of each term. Please contact the school office if you would like to do this.

Please Note: If no payment is received we will phone you requesting a packed lunch is brought into school.

Free School Meals

Did you know that if you are in receipt of Income Support or Income-Related Job Seekers Allowance, you can receive free school meals? At the moment only a small percentage of our pupils are claiming a free meal. We believe that many more may be eligible. A free school meal is currently worth £2.30. Over the period of a term this can amount to approximately £140 worth of meals. If you are eligible to do so, please consider applying for free school meal entitlement.

For comparisons of performance, schools are grouped together by the number of pupils on free school meals. In this way the Government grades each school against what it considers to be “similar” schools. As the take-up for us is low, our school is grouped with schools, many of which are in the most affluent and advantaged areas of the country.

You can claim for free school meals online here. Claim forms are also available from the academy, and when completed should be sent to the Area Office in Bury St Edmunds. It will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

See our catering menus for the term here.