School Lunches

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Healthy school meals are prepared on the premises. Children may bring packed lunches, which must be in clearly marked boxes.

Children in early years foundation stage and key stage 1 (Yr Rec to Yr 2) are entitled to universal free school meals. 

In addition to the universal free school meals for key stage one pupils, free school meals are available to children whose parents receive certain benefits; this includes children who may also be entitled to universal free school meals

These include one or more of the following:

  • income support;
  • income-based Jobseekers' allowance;
  • income-related employment and support allowance;
  • child tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 and not in receipt of working tax credit;
  • support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • guarantee element of state pension credit.

Any parents who think they may be entitled to free school meals are encouraged to contact the school office where these enquiries will be dealt with in confidence. 

In order to help with the administration and ordering, parents must inform School in writing, giving two full weeks’ notice, if a child is to change their lunchtime arrangements. 

The weekly dinner money is paid on the school’s ParentPay system in advance. School meals cost £10.50 per week (£2.10 per day). Payment may also be made half-termly or termly. Cash (in a clearly marked envelope and handed to a member of staff) and cheques (payable to NYCC Threshfield Primary) are also accepted.

www.parentpay.com (link is external)

Healthy Eating
As part of developing healthy behaviour we ask all children to have a water bottle to facilitate regular drinking of water during the school day. These are available to buy from the school office. All children may bring fruit for break unless they have a special dietary requirement.

The school is part of the Schools Fruit and Vegetable Scheme; all children from Reception to Year 2 are eligible. There is also the “Cool Milk Scheme,” 

Our school milk scheme
Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”
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.

Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk

“How do I register my child?”
If your child is under five-
1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
3. 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 for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five-
1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2. 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, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

“How do I find out more?”
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.