Register for Free School Meals
It is important to register for entitlement for free school meals, even if your child is eligible for the Universal Infant Free School Meal or if you have chosen to send them with a packed lunch - this is so we can receive additional funding (called the Pupil Premium) which we can use to help your child.
From September 2014, there is a new universal eligibility checking service for free school meals, which enables us to check all primary school pupils for free school meal eligibility. This system also determines eligibility for Pupil Premium, which means our school will receive an extra £1,300 per eligible pupil from central government to fund valuable support such as extra tuition and learning support.
To help ensure that we are able to claim the correct level of funding, please either complete the form attached or ask for a copy of the form from the school office and return it to us in school once completed. Parents do not have to provide this information but we would encourage you to register so that we receive as much Pupil Premium funding as possible.
If your child is eligible - register now to ensure your child's entitlement. Even if you choose not to use the free school meals service, your child can still benefit from resources and extra support.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
From September 2014, this new nationwide scheme has been available. This means that all children in EYFS (Honey Bees), Year One (Hedgehogs) and Year Two (Giraffes) will be entitled to free school meals, regardless of income or eligibility for benefits.
Receiving free school meals means that you can save up to £450 per year and ensures your child is eating a healthy, balanced meal every day.
Having a meal at school has been proven to help children settle to learning quicker, improve their concentration and help with their energy levels and get them through an active school day.
At Fleet Wood Lane School we fully support the UIFSM initiative and encourage families to take up the free lunch offer which provide our pupils with a healthy and nutritious meal.
Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 (KS2) are still able to purchase a hot meal at a cost of £2.30 a day.
Children in EYFS/KS1 are also entitled to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each day. For further information on this scheme see the website below.
Our school meals provider is Willoughby Foods. They operate an online booking service using the link below. If you need support in registering or ordering food through the website please contact the school office or Willoughby Foods directly.
Alternatively, your child can bring a packed lunch. We encourage children to bring in a healthy packed lunch. Please see the following websites for support and advice on healthy packed lunches.
Allergies and Intolerance
On 13th December 2014 a new legislation called Food for Consumers Regulations (EU FIC) came into force. This legislation affects all businesses who serve or sell food.
Further information about the EU FIC can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.