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School Meals, Cool Milk & Fruit Scheme

Universal Free School Meals

 

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled by law to be offered a Free School Meal. If you do not wish your child to have a hot meal you may opt to bring in a packed lunch from home. A copy of the week's menu is posted on the notice board in reception or you can collect a copy of the school meal menu from the office. There is also funding that the school can receive relating to free school meals - please see below:

 

Free School Meals Funding

 

If you receive benefits such as income support, please complete the form below. It only needs to be completed once for this school. You will be required to provide proof to the school of qualifying benefits.  Another form will only need to be completed if your circumstances change i.e. if your surname changes or that of your child(ren's) or parent/carer. Additional siblings can be added to the original signed form.  You are responsible for informing the school immediately if you stop receiving qualifying benefits that entitles your child to a Free School Meal. This attracts additional funding to the school that will be used to provide any additional support your child needs and to pay for their school trips and some clubs.

 

OLIVE DINING

 

We are very excited to announce that from January 2021 we will be moving to a new Catering Provider called Olive Dining!

 

Olive use locally sourced ingredients, supporting the local community and reducing their environmental impact.  All their food is prepared from scratch and they will also be providing a salad bar. 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming them to our school!

 

If your child is currently on packed lunch we would like them to try the new lunches in January to see if we can tempt them back to free school meals.

 

The new menu will rotate on a 3 weekly basis and can be viewed below.

Olive Dining have been working hard to ensure that we are fully complaint with the requirements of Natasha’s Law which is due to come into place in October 2021.

We have created a new software programme “The Olive Hub”, this will automatically collate the allergens in the products we buy notate them onto our recipes.

The system will also create labels for our sandwiches etc to ensure that we are fully compliant with the new legislation.

 

The newsletter details the Olive response to the new legislation requirements and contains information for parents and students about making healthy food swaps.

Nutrition and Legislation - Natasha's Law

Our School Milk Scheme

 

By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml carton of semi-skimmed milk every day.  This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom.  Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and continues to be subsidised at around £15 per term for children aged five or older.  School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein for strong, healthy teeth and bones.  It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

If your child is under five -

Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from the school office.

Register by a Tuesday for your child's free milk to start the following week.

Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child's fifth birthday.  You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time. If you wish your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five -

Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from the school office.

Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you.  If registering online you can pay straight away, or if using a registration form, you will need to wait to receive a payment request.

Pay by Tuesday for your child's milk to start the following week.

For more information visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.

 

 

National Fruit Scheme

 

Every Reception and KS1 child is offered a piece of fruit each day courtesy of the Government's National Fruit Scheme. This also helps to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch and is known to support children's readiness to learn.

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