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School Meals / FSM/UIFSM

SCHOOL KITCHEN REFURBISHMENT

 

School Kitchen Works

I am pleased to inform you that we’re about to have our school kitchen replaced. The current kitchen is old and tired, so we’re getting a new, state of the art one that will see us able to cater for more children as we move into the future.

The current school kitchen will close this Friday, 13th October, after lunch has been served. It is likely that it will remain closed until we return after the Christmas holidays.

 

We will continue to provide school lunches. These will be prepared at another, close by school, and will be delivered to us ‘hot’ in time for lunch. However, we do have to make some changes to our arrangements and menus whilst the kitchen is being renovated.

 

From Monday 16th October, we will be operating an alternative menu. We have decided to continue to provide the children with a choice of food, but this will be from a reduced range. In generating this temporary menu, we have taken into account the meals preferred by our children and the choices that they make at lunchtimes. An example menu can be found on the reverse side of this letter.

 

We will also be making a temporary change to where the children eat. During the refurbishment, children who have school meals will be taking their lunch in the Sandwich hall, and those that bring a packed lunch will be eating in the hall in the upper building.

 

I thank you in advance for your support during this renovation work and look forward to our kitchen re-opening as soon as it is ready. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Governments Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) starts from September 2014 which provides all pupils with a 'free' hot school meal from Reception to Year 2.
 

FREE SCHOOL MEAL eligibility for all children F1-Y6.

 

Please fill in an application form (available from the office or NCC link below) if you fall into any of the following criteria (even if your child will receive ‘universal’ infant free school meals Reception (F2) -Y2):

 

This doesn’t mean your child ‘has’ to have a school meal, they can still bring sandwiches although we will actively encourage the take up of a ‘hot’ meal. 

 

It does mean that your child can receive free milk from Coolmilk up until they are 7 years old, receive a school packed lunch on trips out, receive reduced rate residential trips and can have a ‘hot’ school meal if they wish.

 

School receives £1320 per child (Pupil Premium funding) if they are on our data as ‘eligible’ for free school meals so it is really important if you fit any of the criteria below then please apply.  This funding allows us to provide many benefits to your child during their education at our school (see website section ‘Key Information’ for the Pupil Premium report or ask at the office.

 

You may be eligible if you come under any of the criteria below:

Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

To apply, please click the link below which will take you to the citizen portal where you complete your details and will get an instant reply whether you are eligible.

https://emsonline.nottscc.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fCitizenPortal_LIVE

 

Any further queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to the school office.  Thanks

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