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School Meals

Wymondham CE Primary School works with Leicestershire School Food Support to provide good value, nutritionally based school meals.

 

Our school meals are freshly prepared daily at St Francis School and brought to Wymondham by courier in special insulated containers. Our staff are fully trained in handling and serving food safely and at the correct temperatures.

 

We actively encourage good quality nutrition and children have a variety of choices of vegetables, salad and fruit each day.

 

  • Dinners cost £2.25 per day (£11.25 a week) for Key Stage 2 children.
  • Parents may also apply for free school meals for their child – please contact the school office for further details.
  • Dinners are free for all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (as of September 2014).

 

Dinner money needs to be paid every Monday. Payments should be made via Parentpay by logging in to your account online.

 

 

 

We also encourage healthy choices for children bringing packed lunches from home. Packed lunches need to include:

 

  • Something substantial (such as a sandwich, a wrap or some pasta).
  • Some vegetables or fresh fruit.
  • A yogurt or healthy dessert.
  • A drink (water or fruit juice).
  • We advise against sending sweets and fizzy drink.

 

Fresh, cold water is always available to all children.

 

We currently have no children with a nut allergy, however when we do, we operate a nut-free school. Please advise the class teacher if your child has any specific dietary need and we will work together to support them.

 

School dinners are served daily in the school hall where children eat together to enjoy both school meals and packed lunches.

 

Please contact the school for more advice or information if required. 

 

Chef Development Manager for Leicestershire Food Support Services, Brian Gardiner, states in their recent newsletter: “Myself and the team have worked closely with our dieticians Paula and Jessica to reduce the sugar and fat content of many of our dishes so that you will still be able to enjoy our dishes without this effecting the taste and quality of our end product; we do this to meet the Government Standards for food that is served in Primary Schools across the UK.

 

We are very proud to say that we hold the Gold Food For Life award. Up to 30% of green house gas emissions globally are linked to agriculture and food production, and the environmental impact of the food we eat is one of the key changes we can make to tackle the issue of climate change. Reductions in red and processed meat is something we have worked hard on in this menu. We work closely with all our suppliers to ensure we supply you with the best quality ingredient’s, locally sourced where ever possible. All the meat we use on our menu is Red Tractor, Farm Assured and wherever possible we use Organic Meat. For our customers that are non-meat eaters then please be assured that we only use the finest tried and tested ingredients in your recipes too.”

 

Find out what your children will be enjoying at dinner time by clicking on the menu below or you can visit the website for updated live feeds to include recipe ideas and theme days.

Sample menus

Free School Meals

 

Free school meals are available to children from low income households. If your child is eligible for free school meals, not only will they benefit from a free healthy and nutritious meal every lunch time, the school will also receive additional funding (Pupil Premium) to help them fulfil their potential at school as well.

 

Who is eligible?

 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

 

  • Income Support

  • income-based Job seekers 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 get 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.

 

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

Download an application form below for free school meals.

 

The free school meals form should be sent to County Hall:

 

School Food Support Service
Room 400
County Hall
Glenfield
Leicestershire
LE3 8RB

 

If you have any problems filling out the form please contact the school for help on 01572 787658.

 

Additionally if you require require any advice about your eligibility for free school meals, please telephone School Food Support on 0116 3057093 or 0116 3056588.

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