Please see below for the current lunch menus. The menus work on a 3 week rota system. If your child has any special dietary requirements, please speak to the school office.
Our Cooked School Dinners are provided by Principals-Catering and cost £2.25 per day.
Principals-Catering, our school meals contractor, works on a ‘NO DEBT’ policy. This means that you must pay for your dinners on the day, or in advance of your child receiving a dinner. Principals-Catering DO NOT accept payments by cheque or cash. Please click on the sQuid Logo to access their payment portal.
All queries will need to be made to sQuidcard or a member of the school office team.
PACKED LUNCHES / SNACKS
If you choose to send your child in to school with a packed lunch, we would ask that you ensure that they contain healthy choices. Please do not send sweets, chocolate bars or sugary drinks (water is best), avoid crisps if possible and keep packaging that can’t be recycled to a minimum.
Please also ensure that break time snacks are healthy, items such as fruit or vegetable sticks would be great. As we have children in school with severe nut allergies, we do also ask that you avoid items containing nuts.
If you have children under 19 and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them.
To be eligible for free school meals the pupil must be attending a state-maintained school or receiving alternative education approved by Kent County Council and the pupil’s family must be in receipt of one of the following benefits.
Please provide the relevant proof of identity, as detailed below.:
•Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
•Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit) – If the household income is below £16,190.
•Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
•Asylum Seekers – Proof of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
•An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
We do accept bank or building society statements as they show which benefit is being received.
Kent County Council have an online application service for Free School Meals.
How will this work?
Parents will have the opportunity to complete an eligibility assessment themselves to establish whether they are entitled to Free School Meals. If eligible they can complete an application for Free School Meals via http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals
Schools will be notified of any successful applications straight away via email, so that a Free School Meal can be provided the same day.