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. We request that school dinners are paid in advance. If a pupil is to have meals for the duration of the week, monies should be received before the start of that week or in exceptional circumstances if the pupil is having an occasional meal, monies must be received on the day of the meal. It is accepted that on occasion arrears may arise for various reasons. However, arrears cannot be allowed to accumulate above £12.50 and you are expected to provide a home packed lunch once this limit has been reached and until this has been cleared. Payments can be made on Arbor, in cash or by cheque. If you wish to pay by cheque then please make them payable to PPP Infrastructure Ltd.
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) in England
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered a daily free school meal under the Government's UIFSM scheme, regardless of household income and background. You do not need to do anything for this.
Free School Meals (FSM)
Your child must attend a primary or secondary school in Torbay to get FSM. If you have a child at nursery, they can receive free school meals as long as they attend a local authority maintained nursery (not private) and attend both the morning and afternoon sessions. Parents and carers who receive any of the following are entitled to free school meals:
Only the benefits listed above qualify for free school meals. If you have recently become unemployed but are still receiving Working Tax Credits, you may be entitled to free school meals. Children in the Local Authority's care, e.g foster children cannot be considered for FSM.
Please use the following link to apply for FSM https://forms.torbay.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals