PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL
School meals are cooked on the school premises. Universal Free School Meals are available for all infant children. Dinner money for Junior children is currently *£2.50 per meal (*£12.50 per week). This should be brought into school each Monday morning. Please ensure that the correct amount is sent to school in an envelope marked with the child’s name. Cash or cheques accepted. Cheques to be made payable to St. Helen’s Council. Dinner money can be paid for the half term or for the term in advance.
Free School Meals
From 1 April 2018, the Department for Education has changed the eligibility criteria for free school meals by introducing an earnings limit for Universal Credit (UC) cases. The revised eligibility criteria can be found at https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
To protect households moving onto Universal Credit, transitional protection has been introduced. This will apply to pupils in receipt of free school meals on 1st April 2018 or who become eligible for free school meals after this date. Under transitional protection pupils will remain eligible for free school meals until the rollout of UC has been completed (31 March 2022 *) and then to the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary school. Please note that transitional protection only applies to the child and not to the household. As such, there may be circumstances where one sibling in a household may be eligible for free school meals due to transitional protection and another isn't.
The Department for Education has issued the following guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools-and-local-authorities
Mrs. K. Dearden (Cook)
Miss T. Evans
Should your child have special dietary need, please contact the School Office on 01744 678630 to arrange a meeting with Mrs. Dearden. We cannot cater for a child's individual dietary need without a letter from a GP confirming the diagnosis.
Should a religious dietary meal be required, please contact the school office.
Those children who wish to bring a packed lunch may do so. No sweets or fizzy drinks please.
Children in the Infants can have a carton of milk each day. The cost of milk is £6 per year to be paid at the beginning of the Autumn Term. Cash or cheque, payable to St. Helens Council.