If you pay for your child’s school dinner, please do so in advance using Parent Pay. Please see the Dinner Debt Policy below.
Please note our policy does not apply to children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 as the government funds free school meals. This policy does also not apply to children in other year groups who are eligible for free school meals unless there is a pre-existing school dinner debt.
The school is not obliged to provide a school dinner where payment is not forthcoming or where authorisation for free school meals has not been received.
As a school we will act promptly to address issues at an early stage, in order to prevent arrears of dinner monies accumulating to a point beyond parents’ means to settle. The school will, in exceptional circumstances, postpone the refusal to provide meals if parents/carers have advised us of their financial circumstances and the school is satisfied the money owed will be forthcoming. Call the office if you need any support with this at all, as ever, we will do everything we can to support you.