School Dinner Menu & Free School Meals
School Dinner Menu
The Lanes Primary School has a school kitchen on each site where meals are freshly prepared each day.
It is important that you inform us of any dietary requirements before your child starts school. A form must be completed (available below) and notification of any allergies must be signed off by a doctor. We will not be able to provide your child with a school meal until this form and authorisation is complete.
Each meal costs £2.95 (from Decemeber 2023) although children in Years R, 1 & 2 are eligible to receive a universal free school meal.
Ideally meals should be paid for in advance but we can accept payments on a daily or weekly basis. To avoid children having to bring money into school we would prefer parents to pay for the school meals via sQuid, although payments can be made by cash or cheque (made payable to The Lanes Primary School) via the school office.
We do encourage your child to try new foods, although there is no undue pressure put upon your child. Children who have a school meal are also given a drink of water. Children are also able to stay and have a packed lunch at dinnertime. Please ensure that the contents are well balanced – no sweets or fizzy drinks are allowed.
Free School Meals
Some parents may be eligible to claim free school meals and this could mean that the school will receive additional funding to support children's learning known as Pupil Premium.
Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the qualifying benefits below:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earning from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
It is important that all parents who receive one of the benefits listed above register for free school meals as this will enable your child's school to claim "pupil premium allocation".
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment. This additional funding for schools can help to buy new equipment and resources.
Further information can be found by accessing http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-meals/free-school-meals-and-milk