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School Lunches

School Lunches are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by our resident cook Mrs. Stephanie Beal. The lunch menus consist of a hot two-course meal, offering a choice of main courses, vegetables, salads and desserts.

Our meals provider is Eats (East Anglian Taste for Schools). Eats produce nutritionally balanced menus and offer choice for vegetarians. Menus are available online at http://www.eats-catering.co.uk/page/primary-schools. Occasionally these may be changed to special themed menus.

Suffolk school meals are excellent value, costing £2.30 per meal (which is exempt from VAT)

School lunchtime gives children a good opportunity to socialise and enjoy a meal together.

Choosing a school lunch helps children by:

  • Providing a tasty, nutritious and great value for money meal (that meets latest lunch standards).
  • Helping them to concentrate, learn and develop their social skills.
  • Providing a balanced diet and the chance to try new foods.
  • Enjoying their lunch in a safe and supervised environment with their friends.
  • Showing in school what we mean by a healthy and balanced diet.

Dinner money calculations for: Summer Term 2017

1 meal = £2.30
1 week = £11.50

Every day 1st half term = £62.10
Every day 2nd half term = £80.50

Pay by Cash or Cheque
All dinner monies should be paid for in advance to the school office on a Monday where possible.  Payments should be clearly marked with the child’s name, amount enclosed and include details of the days payment is for.  Payment may be made by cash or cheque payable to Suffolk County Council (SCC).

Pay Online
Online payments can be made in advance either by accessing the Suffolk County Council or eats websites, or by using the following link https://secure.suffolkcc.gov.uk/customerservice/csd/SCC/product.aspx?ProductID=EDSM01

Parents and carers should log onto the system and search for Hollesley Primary School.  You will then be able to enter the details of your child(ren), the date of the first meal and how many meals payment is for.  The date of the first meal must be at least two days in the future, and there is a minimum payment of  days meals although meals do not have to be taken consecutively.

Free School Meals

Your child will be entitled to free school meals if you receive:

  • Income support.
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit.
  • If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.

If you feel your child should be entitled to a free school meal you can apply for free school meals at https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/home-to-school-transport-and-travel-school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/ or call 01473 260989

Part of every school’s funding is based on how many pupils are eligible for free school meals (FSM), regardless of whether they choose to eat a school dinner or bring a packed lunch.  This extra funding can be used to make a real difference within the school. Therefore, please register for the service if you meet the above criteria.

There is no obligation to take a school meal every day and you may still provide a packed lunch for your child if you wish to do so.

If you would like further information on free school meals please contact the school office.