Beechwood Primary School

School Meals

School meals are prepared by Caterlink and are free if you’re child is in Foundation, Year 1 or Year 2. From Year 3 to Year 6 school meals cost £2.10 per meal.

Payment for meals can be on a daily, weekly or termly basis, whichever best suits you. If paying on a daily basis, please ensure that your child has their money in a purse, with their name written in it, or in an envelope with their name and class clearly written on it. This will be handed to the class teacher, by the child, in the morning.

Should you forget to send in dinner money with your child, then you will be called and asked to bring in the money. ONLY IN AN EXTREME EMERGENCY is the school able to loan money for a school meal and this must be repaid the next day.

A school meal menu will be made available to you as soon as we get them for the new school year. Each day there will be a choice of menu, main school meal, vegetarian option or salad plus a pudding. The menu will be read out each morning and the child can decide which option they would prefer on that day. This option will be registered on a dinner list for that class and will be collected from the office by our cook.

Summer Menu 2021

Lunchbox Guidelines

Packed lunches can include:

  • Sandwiches/ wraps/ pitta bread or a pasta/ rice alternative
  • Healthy snack (e.g. Granola bar, carrot sticks)
  • Savoury snack (e.g. sausage roll, pepperoni stick)
  • Minimum of 1 piece of fruit
  • Yogurt
  • 1 packet or crisps
  • 1 small chocolate covered biscuit bar

Packed lunches should not include:

  • Nuts or nut products
  • Fizzy drinks or energy drinks
  • High sugar drinks or glass bottles
  • Cakes and sweets

All food should be inside a packed lunch box labelled clearly with the name and class of your child. If you are giving your child packaged food please make sure they are able to open the packaging or put it in a sandwich bag for them.

The school has a no nut policy due to allergies within the school please make sure all products are nut free.

* Children should not bring Peanut butter or Hazelnut spread into school.

If your child is a hot school dinner please can you make sure they are able to use their knife and fork correctly to cut up their food.

Free School Meals

With effect from September 2014, the new government initiative for universal free school meals for all Foundation and KS1 children will begin.  All children within these year groups will be eligible for a free school meal.

However, we strongly advise and encourage you to still apply for a free school meal if you think you may be eligible, as this will generate additional funding from the Local Authority – Pupil Premium – to help address inequalities in pupil achievement and opportunity.  Funding reflects the number of pupils in school who currently receive Free School Meals or have ever received Free School Meals during the last six years.  You may be asked to complete an application for Free School Meals Form, with the following essential information:

  • Full name of parent/guardian
  • Date of Birth of parent/guardian
  • National Insurance Number of parent/guardian
  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Date of Birth