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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/. 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 2018

1 meal = £2.30
1 week = £11.50

Every day 1st half term = £64.40
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

FREE SCHOOL MEALS.

If you are currently in receipt of any of the benefits listed below, then you can apply easily online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals : ▪

   Income Support

▪ Universal Credit

▪ Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

▪ Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit

▪ Employment & Support Allowance (income related)

▪ 28 Day Working Tax Credit run on

▪ Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

▪ Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit) & an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

Part of every schools 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.

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

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.

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