Lunch, Fruit and Milk

We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.

Each day children have the choice of three lunches; Main (Red), Vegetarian (Green) or a lighter alternative (Blue). These are served with vegetables and a dessert. Full details are available on the Lunch Menu page.

Parents can choose their child's meal in advance on Scopay. Alternatively children choose the meal that they want each morning as they come to school and are given a coloured band as a reminder of their order at lunchtime.

School meals must be paid for in advance through Scopay. These payments are made directly to Twelve15, our catering provider.

Reception, Years 1 & 2 Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

 

£2.70

(Weekly cost £13.50)

 

Free School Meals (FSM) and Pupil Premium (PP)

In addition to the Universal Free School Meal from the government, your child may be entitled to Free School Lunches and Pupil Premium if you receive any of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned family income of no more that £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC. 
    • N.B. If you receive WORKING TAX CREDIT you do NOT qualify even if you receive child tax credit and your income is below £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Your child many be entitled to Pupil Premium if

  • your child is a looked-after child (LAC) i.e. in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority
  • your child has ceased to be looked after by the local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
  • either or both parents regular members of HM Forces and designated as personal category 1 or 2 (PStat Cat 1 or 2), in the armed forces of another nation and stationed in England or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

Please contact the school office if you believe your child may be entitled.

 

Allergies and Special Diets

Wyke is a nut free school. We do not allow any items containing nut products in school.

Twelve15, our catering provider is fully compliant with the requirements of Natasha’s Law which came into legislation on 1 October 2021. More information is available by clicking on their website - https://itstwelve15.co.uk/allergies/

Please contact the school office if you child requires a special diet for medical reasons. A copy of the Special Diets Request Form is available to download below.

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Packed Lunch

Children also have the option to bring a packed lunch from home but we ask parents not to include any nut products as there may be children with serious allergies in the school at any time. We would also ask that you support us with our healthy message to the children by providing a healthy packed lunch and please do not include any sweets, fizzy drinks, energy drinks etc. 

As we cannot distinguish between Nutella and chocolate spreads that do not contain nuts, we request that these are not eaten in school. Please use an alternative filling.

Ideas for healthy packed lunch can be found on the NHS Better Health website.

 

Fruit and Vegetables

The government funds pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day which the children have during the morning. 

Children are invited to bring in a snack for playtime. These snacks should be healthy and we encourage fruit or vegetables. If your child has a particular need which means they need to have a snack that is not based on fruit or vegetables, please speak to their class teacher.

 

Milk

By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk each morning. Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsidised at around £18 a term for children aged five or older.

To find out more and register your child visit www.coolmilk.com/register

 

Water

Children should bring in a drink of water in a named reusable bottle for drinking during the day.

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