From September 2014, all Early Years and Key Stage One children will be entitled to a free school meal as part of a recent government initiative which states that all children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 at a state funded school are entitled to a free lunch meal from September 2014.
Parents of infants who might be entitled to Free School Meals because you are in receipt of qualifying benefits are strongly encouraged to check eligibility through the Free School Meals eligibility checking process. This is because even though your child will automatically get a meal, it enables their school to access additional funding for the Pupil Premium which is used to provide additional support for these children.
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To Order Hot School meals please register and book your meals through Chartwells on-line system via the following link:
Dorset Meal Selector – On Line Ordering System
A help sheet is available below with instructions for registering and ordering your school meals.
Online Ordering Help Sheet Communication
Creative Kitchen Information
Further help can also be obtained by contacting Chartwells directly on 01305 778052.
Children may choose to take advantage of the school meals provided at school or they may bring a packed lunch in a clearly named lunch box. School meals need to be ordered in advance.
Drinking water is provided for the children, however, many parents prefer to include a drink in their child’s lunch box. For health and safety reasons we request that only cold drinks be sent into school. Cans, bottles and fizzy drinks are not permitted.
The School is part of the Healthy Eating Schools’ Programme so we do encourage healthy eating.
We are a “Nut Free School”. Please consider carefully the use of nut products in lunch boxes.