School dinner is available at the cost of £2.55 a day.
Dinner money should be paid using Parent Mail
Please view the CaterLink website to view the Primary School menus. Or the link below with our current menu.
Free meals are available to those children who are eligible. If you think you are eligible details can be requested at the school office. It is important that you apply even if children have free dinners occasionally, as it will help increase our school funding.
All parents (Reception to Year 6) in receipt of the following must complete the forms available from the school office if you get 1 of the following:
- Universal Credit
- income-based Jobseeker’s 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 they’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, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are entitled to receive a free school meal every day. It is a government incentive and is being paid for nationally. Your child does not have to have a school meal. You may send your child with a packed lunch or take them home for dinner. Or you may choose for your child to have a school meal some days and a packed lunch others.
This is new! Previously you could only claim for a free school meal if you met certain criteria but now all children, in the named classes, can have a free meal regardless of whether or not parents meet the criteria. For children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, parents need to apply in the normal way for free school meals.
For children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 if you are eligible for free school meals and meet the previous criteria you still need to complete a form!!
Why do I STILL need to fill in a form?
There have been changes to the ways in which schools are funded. We receive additional funding at the school which is targeted at the children who are entitled to a free school meal, whichever year group they are in. The more children registered for free school meals, the more money we receive to spend on them.
So………We still need all parents in all year groups to register children for free school meals if you meet the criteria.
If you think you are eligible or are just unsure whether you may be, please enquire at the school office as a matter of urgency.
Your child does not have to have a free school meal every day, but if you are entitled to one, then the school will receive extra money. If you are not registered, we will miss out on the money.
Please mention this to friends and family so we can ensure Grove Primary School receives the money we are entitled to.
Advice of eligibility for Free School Meals = 01473260989 or https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
Children who have packed lunches sit with those having school meals. Assistants supervise children at lunchtime. There is also a senior member of staff on duty over the lunch period. Packed lunch boxes need to be named. We encourage children to eat a varied and balanced lunch. Fizzy drinks and drinks like ‘coke’ are not allowed for packed lunches. Please do not send sweets in packed lunches.
We are a nut-free school - we have children who have allergies to a variety of different nuts as well as peanuts - and ask that parents check the ingredients of items in packed lunches, avoiding anything that states it contains nuts.