Our school meals are provided through our PFI contract with PPP Infrastructure Ltd. They are cooked at Spires College.
The cost of a school meal is £2.50 per day. Please ensure the correct money for the whole week comes into school on a Monday morning in a sealed and named envelope. Or you can pay through your Parent Pay account. If you wish to pay by cheque then please make them payable to PPP Infrastructure Ltd. We cannot allow any arrears to incur, therefore if meals are not paid for in full by the end of each week you will be asked to provide a packed lunch for your child until the debt is cleared.
If your child is having a pattern of meals each week please make it clear on the named envelope.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2023.
Infant free school meals in England
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:
- reception class
- year 1
- year 2
Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.