Welcome to St. Barnabas C.E. Primary School

School Dinners

All Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) Primary School children in the UK are entitled to a free school meal at lunch time. This is called ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’.

Here at St. Barnabas we are commited to providing our children with a healthy balanced diet. We have a standard menu of Meats, Vegetables and Jacket Potatoes and include Vegetarian Options too. All food is prepared in a nut free environment so that we can accomodate children with nut allergies. We also cater for children requiring a Gluten free and Lactose Intolerant diet.

Old favourites like Fish and Chips, Pizza and Roast Dinners will still be available on a rotating basis.

Parents must sign up monthly, either for a hot school meal or a packed lunch from home.

The cost of a school provided meal is: £2.30 per day (meals are paid for in advance via Parentmail)

Free School Meals

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)

Please contact the school office for information of how to apply for Free School Meals.