At the beginning of each school year you are asked to complete and return an Allergy form. We can cater for children with allergies as long as we are aware of them (this does not include food preferences but we can cater for preferences on religious grounds). Please note some children in our school have airborne nut allergies. Therefore, our school is a ‘Nut Free School’. This means all children, staff and visitors must not consume nut products or products containing nuts, e.g. chocolate spread. Please be considerate to all children & staff in our school. Thank you for your consideration.
If your child is in Year Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 did you know that by taking advantage of the government incentive of Universal Infant Free School Meals, you save yourself £412.30 per year? If your child does not like a hot meal you can still opt for sandwiches with a dessert totally free of charge.
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guarantee element of Pension Credit
• Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
• Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
• Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2019 your household income must be less than £7,400 per year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).
To check if your child is eligible, please apply as early as possible, online at Coventry Council/ Free School Meal Benefits and let the school office know if you are successful. You will only require your Date of Birth and NI number (proof of benefits will not be required).
Also by claiming or registering your entitlement it also raises an additional £1320 per annum per pupil for our school in the form of Pupil Premium. Which we use to provide added interventions for these children. Please see our Pupil Premium link. In return, we can offer Pupil Premium children financial assistance by providing support for school trips including residentials and a weekly place in our Breakfast or After School Club. Please contact the office if you require additional information. Please note your child does not have to take the school meal – you can still register your entitlement.
If children do not wish to have a school meal they can bring a packed lunch to school in a secure named container or lunch box. Packed lunches are also eaten in the dining hall so all children eat together. No sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks are allowed. Instead, we encourage fruit, vegetables and water to drink. For more information on Healthy Packed Lunches please visit The Children’s Food Trust for information.