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School Dinners

The school is fortunate in having a purpose-built kitchen on site which prepares our own delicious and nutritious cooked meals. The children are supervised by the teaching staff and lunchtime midday supervisors.

The cost of a school lunch is currently £2.30 per day/£11.50 per week and provides fantastic value.

All children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are entitled to free lunches as part of the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meal policy. For some of these children, the school will also be able to claim Pupil Premium, which will help provide further support by making sure that the school receives all the Government funding to which it is entitled. The criteria for eligibility is the same as the free school meal criteria for Key Stage 2 detailed below.  To apply, please complete a form available from either the school office or by clicking here.

Payment for school meals can be made on line using the link below. Cash or cheques, made payable to Suffolk County Council, are also accepted. Half-term or weekly payments can be made but if weekly they must be sent or brought into school on Monday morning.  If your child is absent, meals will be credited to you.

KS2 Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to those children in Year 3 upwards whose parents are receiving any of the following benefits:

The criteria for eligibility is where parents/guardians are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers' 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 are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs1
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

No other benefits qualify for free school meals from Key Stage 2 and or pupil premium for Key Stage 1.

To apply for free school lunches please contact Children and Young Peoples Services on 01473 260989 or click here.

If you wish your child to change from packed lunches to school dinners or vice versa please give at least two weeks' notice to the school office.

Snacks

A Government scheme provides free snacks for all Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children, each day of the week. The children are provided with one of the following: apple, carrot, raisins, strawberries, pear, tangerine, banana, tomato, cucumber.

If older children wish to bring a snack to school, please ensure that it too, is one of the above. We support healthy eating and encourage all our children to eat five pieces of fruit and/or vegetable each day. We also encourage the children to drink plenty of water during the day. Please note that if your child has packed lunch and wishes to bring their own drink, only water is permitted.

Further information can be found using the links below:

Download the Kyson menu here 

Generic Termly Dinner Money Letter

Download some photos of the Kyson menu here

Visit the eats website for more information or to make an online payment