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School Dinners

Category: Uncategorised Published: Sunday, 16 February 2014

Click here to see the current menus - these menu's will run until the February 2020 half term.

Our Head Chef - Mrs Vicky Baxter works closely with her team to ensure every students dietary needs are catered for. 

All pupils remain in school for lunch. Parents of day pupils may choose whether they wish their child to have a school meal prepared in our own kitchens or a packed lunch prepared at home. The school promotes a Healthy Schools policy.

In addition to school meals milk will now be on offer during the lunch period to those students who request it.  At Priory School this will be offered free of charge to all students.

School-prepared lunches always have a choice of at least two hot dishes with vegetables, a variety of salads, hot and cold puddings, fruit and yoghurts. The nutritional values are monitored and special diets can be catered for where necessary.  We have added details of common allergens to the menu - the key can be found at the top of each page.

School meals £2.30 per day; £11.50 per week. Our preferred payment method is +Pay on ParentMail. Payment is required in advance. 

Free school meals

Food for thought - There are around 5,000 young people in Suffolk who are eligible for a free school meal but are not currently claiming one. If they all claimed the meal they are entitled to, Suffolk Schools would be £5 million better off.

More than 12,000 children in Suffolk already receive a free school meal. This saves their families around £400 a year and gives between £935 & £1320 (per child) of additional funding to their school to assist with educational supplies and projects.

THERE IS NOW A NEW QUICK AND EASY WAY TO APPLY USING THE NEW ONLINE SYSTEM THROUGH SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/#tab1

Is your child eligible?

Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.

To check if your child is eligible, simply call 01473 260989

 

Packed lunches should be provided in named lunch-boxes. Sweets, chewing gum, fizzy drinks and glass drink containers are not allowed in school.

Children are welcome to carry well-sealed plastic bottles of water for personal use, particularly during the summer months.

Because so many of our pupils leave home early and travel long distances to school the kitchen staff serve healthy snacks and fresh fruit at morning break time. Items are priced at 10 and 20 pence and provide pupils with a good opportunity to plan their spending and handle money.










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