Kingswood Catering Limited is our chosen school meals provider who prepare our school meals daily in our on-site kitchen pod.
They offer a three-week cycle of menus with 5 options to choose from which incorporate all the children’s favourites whilst ensuring the meals meet the nutritional standards expected of a school meal. At present, school meals are free to children in Foundation to Year 2. The cost of a meal for children in Year 3 to Year 6 is £2.40 a day.
If you would like your child to have school meals, please register on their website where you can pay on line.
Please visit https://www.kingswoodcatering.co.uk/ to order your child’s meals.
If you are sending your child with a packed lunch or morning snack, please note that we are a nut free school.
Free School Meals
Find out if you’re eligible for meal support and how to apply.
You’re eligible for meal support if your child is between 5 and 16 years old and if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- 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 pension credit
- Child tax credit (if 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, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
- Universal credit - if you applied for it on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
If you’ve started receiving any of these benefits you’re eligible for meal support.
How to apply
Visit https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/Pages/free-school-meals.aspx and complete the online application form.
As a school, we know that food is fundamental to the quality of a child’s life, not just in providing essential nutrition but in communicating and sharing positive values, attitudes and experiences with each other.
We believe that adults (staff, parents and carers) should be good role models and should support the children in understanding how balanced nutrition contributes to a person’s health, happiness and general well-being.
Pupils in KS1 benefit from the free Fruit and Vegetables Scheme. These pupils will be encouraged to eat their piece of fruit as part of their daily break time. To ensure consistency across the school KS2 children will also be encouraged to eat only fruit or vegetables at break time.
All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle so they can have access to water throughout the day. Water coolers are provided in the school for access to drinking water.
Chocolate, sweets, biscuits, crisps and cakes are discouraged as everyday snacks in school or as part of lunch boxes. Chewing gum and fizzy drinks are not permitted at lunchtimes. Pupils are taught not to share packed lunches and parents are reminded about the need to avoid sending in packed lunches containing nuts. This is communicated through Primary Word.
For more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/about-change4life