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School Dinners

Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014, all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children will be entitled to a Free School Meal, regardless of parental income. There is no need to fill any forms in; it is a ‘Universal’ entitlement for all children in these year groups. However, do not let this put you off aplying for free school meals as part of the pupil premim entitlement. (See below for more information.)

General Information
Your child can have dinner all week, or he/she can have a combination of school dinners and packed lunches – whatever suits you and your child. If you have paid for a dinner and your child does not eat it (through absence) you will not be charged for it. The credit will be carried forward. The current price of a school dinner is £2.30
 
Our menu will show a second choice of dinner – often a jacket potato or baguette with various fillings – the ‘vegetarian’ choice. If you would like your child to have the second choice, please sign up for this on the notice board in the reception lobby (near the office).
 
We prefer online payments for school dinners and  school trips.
 
Please follow this link to make your payments.
https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/school-meals/
(For school meals select the number of days - you cannot select a day that has passed, so select random days in the future.  We do not use these dates on our system, just the payment amount).
 
Alternatively, please pay by cash or cheque in advance on Mondays.
Please ensure cash is in a sealed envelope with your child's name, class and amount clearly marked.  Cheques should be made payable to SCC with your child's name, class and dinners on the reverse of the cheque.
 
If your child is in receipt of the pupil premium, they are entitled to free school meals. Our infromation leaflet (below) explains more about the pupil premium grant. If your child is entitled to free school meals at any point, they autmoically stay eliglble for free school meals for the following SIX years. It is definitely worth reading the leaflet before assessing your circumstances.