School menus and food for life
St Paul’s has maintained Healthy School Status and we encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle. We have also been awarded the Silver Award for Food for Life.
We are delighted to be part of the Fruit for School Scheme for Reception and Key Stage 1. We have fresh fruit delivered to the school throughout the week which the children eat at playtime. Children may bring in fresh fruit, vegetables or a bread based snack to keep them going through the morning. NO NUTS, as we have children with severe nut allergies.
Our school meals are provided by Caterlink and are cooked daily by our
school chef. School dinner menus are changed weekly. A copy of the school
menu is displayed on the notice boards and in the school hall. Please see link below for this Term's menu:
The children are encouraged to select a balanced meal from the menu.
Every pupil in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are eligible for Universal Free School Meals.
From Year 3 pupils are no longer eligible for universal free school meals and the cost of school dinners is currently £2.24 per day and £11.20 per week.
If you would like your child to have school lunches, we ask you to commit to half a term at a time. All school meals must be paid in advance by the week, half term or term. All school dinner payments are made using your online SCOPAY account.
If payment is missed for two consecutive weeks a reminder will be sent to
KS1 Free School Meals
Every pupil in Reception, Year 1 and 2 will be eligible for universal free school meals.
Registering for School meals
We ask that ALL PARENTS fill in the school meals registration form. This is important so that we can continue to register pupils who attract pupil premium, which is worth £1,300 a year per pupil for our school. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Shanly.
More information can also be found on our school food plan website www.schoolfoodplan.com/toolkit
If you would like your child to have school lunches, we ask you to commit to half a term at a time. If your child is moving from school dinners to packed lunch or vice versa please give the office two weeks notice.
KS2 Free School Meals
If you are receiving either of the following you are entitled to apply for
free school meals for your child:
- Income Support
- Jobseekers Allowance
Please speak to the school office, or contact Camden directly. Your application will be treated confidentially.
We have a healthy lunch policy and do not allow sweets, nuts, chocolate
or fizzy drinks. We suggest a sandwich, yoghurt and a piece of fruit.
Children should bring water to drink. Please ensure that your child’s
lunchbox is clearly labelled with their name.
For ideas for packed lunches look at the Parent's lunchbox leaflet
Free School Meals
School dinners are now FREE for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. However we ask that all families that are eligible apply for free school meals as the school receives significant additional funding for each of these pupils that is then used to enhance provision.
A website is now available where parents/carers where parents can quickly and easily check eligibility for free school meals and, if eligible, also gain some additional funding for St Pauls, known as 'Pupil Premium'. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to benefit all children.
Please click on the link below to see if your child is eligible for Free School Meals.
If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding gained would still benefit education provision at the school.
What the service does for parents:
After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives and immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify the school.
This system Is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parent s who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.
By way of a ‘thank you’ to parents for taking part, and regardless of individual outcomes, The London Grid for Learning (LGFL) would like to provide parents of children attending LGFL-connected school with Sophos Anti-Virus software, free of charge, to protect the computers used by pupils at home.
To gain access to this software there is a short registration process which will also give you access, if required, to other LGFL services and benefits that are available to your child’s school. Please be assured there is no catch, no cost and no advertising. LGFL (a UK education charity set up in 2001 and owned by London’s 33 local authorities) exists to support education and is leading this initiative to make it easier for parents to apply for free school meals and to encourage the drawdown of unclaimed Pupil Premium.