All pupils are able to have a school meal, helping pupils learn table mannners. Meals served at the school are nutritional and well balanced, containing free range eggs, farm-assured meat and at least 75% of the dishes on our menu being freshly prepared in our kitchens.
The price of a school meal is currently £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week). Dinner money should be paid in advance via Parent Mail . Please credit your account with a minimum of £10.00. If this is not possible, dinner money can be handed directly to the office also a minimum of £10.00. Please put the money in a envelope clearly marked with your child’s name.
Please Note: If no payment is received we will phone you requesting a packed lunch is brought into school.
Free School Meals
Did you know that if you are in receipt of Income Support or Income-Related Job Seekers Allowance, you can receive free school meals? At the moment only a small percentage of our pupils are claiming a free meal. We believe that many more may be eligible. A free school meal is currently worth £2.30. Over the period of a term this can amount to approximately £140 worth of meals. If you are eligible to do so, please consider applying for free school meal entitlement.
For comparisons of performance, schools are grouped together by the number of pupils on free school meals. In this way the Government grades each school against what it considers to be “similar” schools. As the take-up for us is low, our school is grouped with schools, many of which are in the most affluent and advantaged areas of the country.
You can claim for free school meals online here. Claim forms are also available from the academy, and when completed should be sent to the Area Office in Bury St Edmunds. It will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
See our catering menus for the term here.