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School Meals

Our children love our school dinners! Lunchtime is seen as key learning point of the school day and our staff team take time to carefully plan the lunchtime provision so it carefully matches pupils needs. We work with families to ensure that individual dietary requirements are understood and well met during the school day.

The cost for school dinners is £13.00 per week (£2.60 per day). This should be paid via Parent Pay at the beginning of each week.

The price for attending a breakfast club session is £1 per day.

We ask that parents or carers make a £5 contribution per half term for snack. This will cover the cost of cereal, toast, fruit, pancakes, biscuits, crackers etc and a drink of juice, milk or water.

As a Healthy School, we offer a balanced selection of meal choices for our pupils. All pupils in the Reception class and years 1 & 2 are entitled to a free daily hot meal. Our foundation and KS1 pupils also have a choice of fruit at morning break.

Packed lunches

Should you wish your child to bring a packed lunch from home, please see the websites below for some healthy ideas.

Free School Meals

Your child may qualify if you have any of these incomes:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The guaranteed part of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as your annual gross income is £16,190 or less and you don’t get Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit run-off after you come off Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits

Children who receive these benefits themselves instead of through a parent or guardian can also qualify for free school meals.

Your child may qualify if you are an asylum seeker.

Children who are younger than the compulsory age for starting school but in full-time education can also get free school meals.

If you believe your child maybe entitled to free school meals you can apply by clicking the link here

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The Orchards School
Audley Avenue
Stretford M32 9TG