Eating at school
Lunch provision during Covid-19
All school lunches are being eaten in your child's classroom bubbles. We are currently not providing the option of a cooked school lunch. Your child can, however, choose a school packed lunch from our sandwich menu or they can bring in their own packed lunch from home.
Friday is 'Chips Day' where your child can choose either a pizza, burger or fish option (served with chips) if they would like a cooked meal. The options available will be communicated via text to parents before each Friday.
School packed lunches and 'Chips Friday' cost £2.30 (only KS2 pay), and payment should be made by cheque ONLY payable to 'GCC Leonard Stanley Primary School' in an envelope, stating the name, amount and the days required. Your child must hand your payment into their teacher in advance. If you are unable to pay be cheque, please see Mrs Evans as you may be given credit until ParentPay is up and running.
Hot meals are cooked on the premises, fully complying with National Nutritional Standards and served in the school hall by our own Catering Staff. We are also offer a packed lunch which is very popular.
For safety reasons, only cold drinks should be brought as part of their meal. No glass bottles or cans, please.
Fresh drinking water, extra bread and fruit are available on request.
Please ask one of our catering staff if you wish to know which allergens are in our menu, or if your child(ren) have any special dietary needs.
Free School Meals
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
All Key Stage 1 children (YR/Y1/Y2) are entitled to a Free Hot School Dinner every day.
For your child to receive Free School Meals you will need to apply online via the Gloucestershire County Council website
Paying for your School Meals
If your child is in KS2 (Y3-Y6) your child's school sandwiches (and 'Chip Friday') meal costs £2.30 per day. Alternatively, children may bring their own packed lunch. Payment should be made on Monday mornings to Mrs Evans – Catering Manager via the School Office. Due to delay in ParentPay please pay for school dinners by Cash or Cheque until further notice. Please out your dinner money in an envelope marked Dinner Money with your child's name and class. Cheques are to be made payable to 'GCC Leonard Stanley Primary School'.
The school provide free fruit each day. There is not a choice but the school offer a varied selection throughout the week. You are welcome to send fruit into school in your child's book bag each day if they do not eat the fruit provided at school.
Children can purchase fruit each day from the school kitchen at break time for 25p. There is not a choice but the school offer a varied selection throughout the week. You are welcome to send fruit into school in your child's book bag each day.
Milk can also be purchased for the morning break - the school is a member of the Cool Milk at School Scheme. You can apply for your child to have milk at school via the Cool Milk website.
Children are encouraged to bring in their own drinks bottle (plastic only) of water each day.
If you have a query regarding school lunches please email Mrs. Evans.