Lunchtime times are 12.15pm – 1.15 pm. There is always a member of staff on duty but your child will be under the immediate care of the lunchtime supervisors, who are organised by our Midday Manager.
We encourage play and collaboration during the lunch hour. When weather permits, the children use the school playing field and a wide variety of equipment.
Children have the choice of staying for dinner, bringing packed lunch or going home for lunch. Nutritionally balanced dinners are cooked on the school premises with several choices of vegetarian and meat dinners
If you wish, your child may bring a packed lunch to school. The packed lunch should be in a lunch-box labelled with your child’s name. We ask that glass containers, fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not brought to school. We also have children at school with nut allergies, therefore we have a ‘nut-free’ policy. Please check foods carefully.
If you feel it necessary or your child wishes to change from school meals to packed lunch or vice versa, please inform the office giving at least one week’s notice.
Dinner money can be paid online via SCOPAY.
School Dinners cost £2.00 per day and should be paid for before the meal. This can be paid for weekly at a cost of £10.00.
You may be entitled to free school meals – details of how to apply are available from the office.
Free School Meals
If your child is in FS1, Year 1 or Year 2 then they are eligible for Universal Infant Free School meals, however, if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits you could be eligible for free school dinners for their whole time at Abbey which would include free milk and free trips.
- Income Support
- Income-based jobseekers allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Child tax credit
- Working tax credit
- During the initial roll out of the benefit, universal credit
Please ask at the school office for ways to apply.
Milk for each child is available everyday. Prices vary per term and information can be found on the newsletter prior to each term.
If your child is entitled to free school meals (see above) then they also get free milk.
For more information, please see the office.
All infant children (Foundation – Year 2) are offered a free piece of fruit everyday. Juniors are able to bring a fruit snack in for break time.