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The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

School Lunches

NUT ALLERGIES

As with most schools, we do have some children at Spinney with nut allergies. An allergic reaction for these children can prove to be very dangerous. In support of them, therefore, we ask that packed lunches or snacks do not contain nuts or peanuts (including peanut butter) and that any moisturising creams that may contain nuts are not used, to ensure that these children are safe.

Our Catering team

 

Pupils at Spinney Primary school are welcome to have either a cooked school dinner or a packed lunch. 

 

If your child wishes to bring a packed lunch, we ask parents to pack this in a lunch box that is clearly marked with the child’s name. As with most schools, we do have some children at Spinney with nut allergies. An allergic reaction for these children can prove to be very dangerous. In support of them, therefore, we ask that packed lunches or snacks do not contain nuts or peanuts (including peanut butter).

 

Our school dinners are provided by Lunchtime UK, a Cambridge- based supplier of high quality, healthy and delicious school lunches.   Lunchtime UK devise menus that appeal to young people and which are nutritious, locally sourced and prepared daily with fresh ingredients.   

 

Lunchtime UK operate a three-week menu system, with a different weekly menu being offered over the 3-week period, a copy of the menu can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

School lunches are £2.50 per day, and we ask for payment to be made in advance on a weekly, monthly, or half termly basis.  Payment can be made via the parent portal on Arbor.   

 

If you have any query about payment of meals, then please speak to the Office.

 

All children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal, which is a government funded initiative developed with the purpose of aiding child development, supporting academic performance, and improving levels of healthy eating.   Universal Infant Free School Meals is different to Free School Meals, if you think that your family are entitled to Free School Meals, please ensure that you make your application, as eligibility to this is linked to Pupil Premium.

 

Lunch is served between 12:00 - 1:00pm.


Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

 

Free School Meals

Families that are in receipt of certain benefits maybe eligible for Free School Meals. 

Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit - but no element of Working Tax Credit - and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (as from 1 April 2018)

If you wish to find out more and make an online application, please follow the link below:

Free school meals - Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Pupil Premium

Every child who applies for free school meals because they are from a family on a lower income) can unlock up to £1,320 extra funding for their school called Pupil Premium, which must be spent on supporting their development. So, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and will automatically get a free meal, please do still make an application. Otherwise, the school will not know that your child is eligible for additional funding.

 

To find out more, please visit our Pupil Premium page.

 

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