School Meals/ Free School Meals & Milk
The service chosen by the Governing Body for our school is a hot meal service provided by School Food Support. Quality is a key aim of the service and all their ingredients are sourced ethically and where possible locally. Food is prepared and cooked at Ibstock and the dinners are then transported in hot boxes to our school ready to serve. They aim to encourage healthy eating by offering a variety of nutritious foods. All school meals include carbohydrates, proteins and vegetables, the crucial elements of a nutritionally balanced diet – and children are taught the importance of each to a balanced diet, so they can make the right choices. For our current menu please see the download below.
Please follow this link for School Food Support information and contact details - https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools-colleges-and-academies/school-food
All pupils will order their choice of meal on the day; we do not ask for a pre-order form - see the attached letter below. Our menu has a choice of either a meat/fish, vegetarian or jacket potato option; if you have a specific preference for your child please make sure they understand which meal to order. Since 2012 we have operated a No Debt Policy (years 3 to 6), see our policy below.
Years 3 to 6 - Payment for meals must be made by the Friday of the week before meals are required, payable for at least a full week in advance. Please pay for school meals online at SchoolMoney - see the link below.
Parents may be entitled to free school meals and milk for their child. Families of children and young people in full-time education at any school maintained by Leicestershire County Council may be entitled to claim free school meals, providing they receive a qualifying benefit. In the recent past pupils registered for free school meals have been entitled to apply for laptops, funding for clubs, trips and residentials. Even if you are not interested in taking up a free school meal it is worth registering for the other benefits. If you would like your child to have Milk at school information is available here.
We have regular themed lunches to celebrate events or themed days at school; check the school notice board for more information.
Children are encouraged to make healthy food choices with regards to contents of lunchboxes for those who do not take school meals. More information on healthy eating & packed lunches is available here - Change4Life . Fruit is provided in Key Stage 1 for the afternoon break and fruit may be brought from home for the morning break. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring in fruit for morning and afternoon breaks. Further information is obtainable in our Whole School Food Policy.
To help you with payments using School Money: -
Login details – you will need: -
- Your mobile number
- Your email address
- Password from SchoolMoney
- Your child’s first name
Any problems please contact the office by email, you can also request a password reminder – email@example.com
Click here to view Parents Guide - https://www.schoolmoney.co.uk/public/school_money/user_guides/Parent_guide_summer2015.pdf