10 Mar School Meals Are Back!
As well as welcoming all of our wonderful children back to school this week, we would like to also remind you that our fantastic kitchen staff are also back and serving a selection of delicious hot and cold food for your children.
The cost of a school meal is currently £2.30 per meal for pupils in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.
Children with 30 hours nursery provision, meals will cost £1.90 per day.
UNIVERSAL INFANT SCHOOL MEALS – KEY STAGE ONE PUPILS
As you are aware schools meals for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are paid for through a government grant and enable those pupils to have a balanced meal at lunch time. We encourage parents to order from home with their children on the School Grid site so that you are part of the lunch time choice.
MEANS TESTED FREE SCHOOL MEALS
It remains vitally important that all parents who qualify for a traditional ‘Free School Meal’ under the current benefits criteria, continue to register with Gateshead Council’s Benefit Service, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receiving a ‘Universal Infant School Meal’.
For every valid application submitted, our school receives valuable funding towards resources which will contribute to your child’s education.
If you believe your family are entitled to a ‘Free School Meal’ please complete an application form online here: Free School Meals – Apply Online.
For more information on ‘Free School Meals’ please contact the Benefits Service on 0191 433 3729 or visit www.gateshead.gov.uk.