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School Meals

A hot meal is available to all pupils. Should you wish your child to have a meal, notification and  payment should be made each Monday for the week or first thing on the day a lunch is required, failure to do so may result in a lunch not being available.

Children, who are attending school, are entitled to receive school meals free of charge if you receive:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related) or
  • Income Support or
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income based) or
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit or
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and whose annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) does not exceed £16,190 you could claim for Free School Meals.

All you need to do is to complete the online application form (the link can be found on the school’s website: www.phoenixjuniors.co.uk). If you are entitled to receive free school meals you will receive an answer straight away.

We encourage parents to claim for free school meals even if your child does not want one every day, as the school receives an extra payment in the form of Pupil Premium for every child that is entitled to free school meals. This money is then spent on supporting children that require additional help.

Please enquire at the reception desk  for more details, or if you have a problem filling in the application form.

There is a 3 weekly menu that can be viewed on the school’s website.

In line with the New School Food Plan legislation, the school has now made milk available to every child in school.

  • Free milk is provided for all children in receipt of statutory free school meal entitlement and shall be funded by school
  • Subsidised milk is now available at a cost of 30p per day for all children over 5 years and is funded by those parents wishing to take up the offer

Please ask the school office for a registration form if your child is over 5 and you would like them to receive subsidised milk or you may register your child online via the Cool Milk website: www.coolmilk.com

School will register those children entitled to statutory free school meals.

Packed Lunches

Children may bring a packed lunch as an alternative to a school meal.  The lunch should  be both nutritious and filling, for example: filled roll/wrap/pitta/sandwich; pasta; salad etc; Yogurt/fromage frais; piece of fruit. This should be in a clearly labelled container with your child’s name and class.

Families are encouraged not to include chocolate, crisps, cakes or sweets in packed lunches.  We ask that the only drinks provided are water or pure fruit juice.

Due to the risk of severe allergy, nuts (including peanut butter) must not be brought into school.

Breaktime Snacks

Children are encouraged to bring in a bottle that they can refill with water at times during the day to keep with them in lessons so they drink throughout the day as they wish.

Snacks at break time should be fruit or a cereal type bar.