School Meals / School Milk
Dinners are cooked on the premises and are of a very high standard. A choice of menu is available and we recommend that your child has a school meal. Children starting school eating school dinners, tend to be less fussy eaters and enjoy the social side of eating a meal with others. The Kitchen is able to cater for children with special individual dietary requirements such as nut allergies.
All ordering of school meals is done through SchoolGrid. From this site (app.schoolgrid.co.uk), you are required to pick your child’s lunch options in advance. To access this platform you must have a SchoolGrid account.
The current cost of meals can be found by asking at the school office. Meals should be paid for in advance for each half term or full term. Payment is accepted via SchoolGrid only. Adjustments are made for absences.
As an alternative to school meals, children may bring a packed lunch in a single plastic container clearly marked with their name. Drinks should be in cartons, plastic bottles or flasks (no tins, glass bottles or squashy bags please). Water and beakers are provided at the table. Children in KS1 are provided with fruit to eat at break time. Children in KS2 are allowed to bring in a piece of fruit for break. This needs to be wrapped separately from any packed lunch. Oranges should not be provided as they prove to be somewhat messy for children to eat in school. Parents should note that packed lunches are stored in the classroom and not refrigerated. Please be careful that none of the lunch ‘leaks’ or melts! We ask that you do not include sweets in packed lunch boxes.
Drinking fountains are provided in all classrooms.
Free School Meals
If you are a parent or carer, and you get one of the benefits listed, your child may receive free school meals, but you need to apply for them.
- income support
- income-based jobseekers allowance
- income-related employment and support allowance
- support under immigration and asylum law
- the guarantee part of state pension credit
- child tax credit and you have an annual income of £16,190 before tax or less
- working tax credit during the 4 week run on period
Apply online now or call 0300 123 4048
URL for online application form:
Milk is available for all Fairfields Primary School & Nursery children, if you would like your child to receive milk at school please follow the instructions in the PDF above or via www.coolmilk.com
Payments for milk are made when ordering and is provided free of charge for children under 5 and children who qualify for free school meals, however this must still be requested.