Schools are ideal places to encourage children to eat healthy options and so All Saints’ CE Federation of Academies catering staff are supported by the catering team of East Yorkshire Council, in the preparation of healthy and tempting menus that meet current nutritional guidelines.
Free School Meals – If you think that your child may be entitled to free school meals please contact East Riding Council using the link below. An individual request must be made for each one of your children.
Universal Free School Meals
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been eligible for Universal Free School Meals. However, we kindly ask you to still apply for Free School Meals, should you be entitled if you are in receipt of one or more of the listed benefits:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- An income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit -during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to free school lunches
- Universal Credit – Please view information on Universal Credit
The aim is for children to have a pleasant, positive experience where they can enjoy healthy food in a safe and nurturing environment. The school menu is a single choice menu which is offered on a 3 week cycle, and is changed each term. Vegetarian and Vegan meals are available providing prior notification of your child’s dietary requirements is given. It is not possible to choose between meat and vegetarian options on a daily basis.
Junior School Children
Parents can make payment for school meals via Eduspot. Login details will be sent to you via your mobile phone or email address once your child has been admitted to the school. The cost of a meal is £2.40.
Payment for school meals are made either online or by cash using a PayPoint outlet. The office can help you access details of your nearest one. During the lunchtime break the children are supervised by a team of midday supervisors with assistance from the Behaviour Team in school where needed.
Where children prefer to bring a packed lunch to school, they can bring a drink in a plastic bottle or paper carton but water is provided on each table every day. All Saints’ CE Federation prides itself on promoting healthy eating and therefore do not allow fizzy drinks, energy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets in packed lunches.
Co-operation is requested on ensuring our school remains a NUT FREE ENVIRONMENT due to some children and staff in school suffering from allergies.
In December 2014, The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) came into force.
As a school we will be required to keep records of all allergens used in school to which children could come into contact.
The catering team now need to provide information about 14 allergenic ingredients used in the foods that are provided within the school. Food allergens cannot be removed by cooking that’s why it is essential to check and ask for allergen information to make sure that the food your child eats is safe for them.
Food allergies can be life threatening. If your child has a food allergy, we want to work with you to include them in our daily lunchtimes as much as possible. We can provide meals free from gluten, dairy and meat on request. Please speak to a member of the office staff or our school catering team if you have any concerns about the food that your child is eating at school.
Key stage 1 children receive a piece of fruit or vegetable, provided by the governments School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme, each morning break.
Key stage 2 children are invited to bring a healthy (nut free) snack, consisting of a piece of fruit, vegetable or a cereal bar. In order to support the School’s Healthy Eating programme, confectionary such as chocolate bars, chocolate coated biscuits, savoury snacks such as crisps or sweets are not allowed in school.