School Meals

Our school lunches are freshly prepared and cooked on site every day by Caterlink.

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Every day there is a choice between one meat and two other (vegetarian/fish) main dishes, a selection of vegetables, bread, salad cart and pudding, or yoghurt or fresh fruit.

For catering purposes, the cook needs to know exact numbers of children having a school lunch so that she can order and cook the correct amount of food.

If children have a school dinner, then the expectation is that they have a dinner every day; and likewise, if they choose to bring a packed lunch, then they do so every day.

It causes problems with the kitchen when children chop and change between packed lunch and school dinners.

If your child wishes to change from school meals to packed lunches, or vice versa, the school requires two weeks notice of the change.

Please let the office staff know.
A school lunch currently costs £2.26 per day (£11.30 per week).

Payment should be made in advance weekly or termly to the school office. Please put your payment in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name.

Packed Lunches

If your child has a packed lunch please make sure it is healthy!
 We suggest:

  • A drink – bottled water (no fizzy drinks please!)
  • A sandwich with an appropriate filling (not chocolate spread) OR a pasta or rice dish.
  • A packet of savoury bites.
  • A piece of fruit.
  • Dessert – small piece of cake or individual cake /mini biscuit packet/yoghurt – NO sweets or chocolate please!

NOTE: We are a nut free school.

Snacks before clubs

Children should bring fresh fruit or chopped vegetables in a plastic container only.

Cereal bars, sweets, smoothies, yoghurt drinks are not permitted.

The Autumn Menu

St Jude's Lunch Menu Autumn Term 1 2016.001

Selection of at least 5 Freshly made Salads, Homemade breads, Fresh Fruit Platter and Yoghurt available daily.

Price Increase

As from 1st September, 2016 the price of a school meal will be as follows:-

£2.26 per day = £11.30 per week.

Over the years we have tried to keep the cost of school meals down as we possibly could.
However, due to cuts in our school budget we find we can no longer subsidise the cost of school
meals and have to charge parents the price that the catering provider will be charging the school.

The prices for school meals for the next school year will be as follows:-

Autumn Term

7.9.16 – 21.10.16
6 weeks & 3 days = £74.58

1.11.16 – 21.12.16
7 weeks & 2 days = £83.62

Spring Term

5.1.17 – 11.2.17
5 weeks & 3 days = £63.28

21.2.17 – 31.3.17
7 weeks & 4 days = £88.14

Summer Term

18.4.17 -26.5.17
5 weeks & 3 days = £63.28

5.6.17 – 21.7.17
7 weeks = £79.10

PARENT PAY

If you would like to make on line payments or your child’s school meals, please visit www.parentpay.com

Infants

Children in our infants department do not have to pay for school meals.

Free School Meals

There is a form for parents to complete who have a child or children in full time education and are in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers’ Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit without any Working Tax Credit and an annual family income below £16,190
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Please check with the school office about arrangements for Working Tax Credits.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS – Eligibility Checking Service Form

Please note: You must apply at least one month before the start of the term.