01983 295713

office@gurnardprimaryschool.co.uk

Baring Road, Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31 8DS.

Together We Learn And Grow

School meals

Our school meals provider is Chartwells who are committed to ensuring that children eat well and understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Their menus are developed by a team of nutritionists to ensure balanced, healthy choices and they all meet or exceed government nutrition standards. Every day there is an additional choice of a vegetarian meal or a jacket potato with a variety of fillings. Milk, water, fresh home-made bread and a salad bar are available daily with fresh fruit and yogurt as an alternative dessert. Please let the school office know if your child has any special dietary needs or allergies. Each term we have a menu which runs on a 3-week cycle which is available below:

Universal Free School Meals Scheme

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a Free School Meal every day as part of the Universal Free School Meals Scheme. We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and develop their social skills whilst enjoying a healthy and tasty meal. We therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a Free School Meal for our Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Please let the school office know you want to opt out of this scheme and provide your own packed lunch for your child.

 

Orders and payments

School meals cost £2.15 a day for children in Key Stage 2.  You can pay for your child/ren's school meals using our online payments facility. Should you prefer, you can of course continue to pay by cash or cheque. 

If you would like to use the online payments system, but have not yet created your Payments Account, please ask at the school office for your unique Pupil Link Code. As soon as you have set up your Payments Account you will be able to pay for school meals termly, half termly, monthly or weekly in advance. If you are in credit at the end of the academic year, a refund will be made to your bank account. You will be able to see your school meals balance when you log in to your online payment account.

 

Is your child entitled to a Free School Meal?

Your child/ren may be entitled to Free School Meals if you are entitled to certain benefits. You are not eligible for Free School Meals if you receive Working Tax Credit or Disability Living Allowance. However, you will be eligible for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of one of the following:

  • 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 - where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the 4-week period immediately after employment ends, OR after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, they will be eligible to claim free school meals for that 4-week period.
  • Universal Credit

Any evidence provided will need to be dated within the last three months. Income received is based on the current tax year in which you are applying. For more information and an application form, contact the school office or the School Admissions Team on 01983 823455 or click here to make an online application.