An introduction to school meals
At Glenfield we pride ourselves on the quality of the school lunches we provide.
From 1st September we will have a new catering provider called Caterlink and we have dedicated staff that cook our meals on site in our fully equiped school kitchen. Menus are designed to conform with current food health and nutrition standards set the Government and are changed every term to reflect seasonal changes in produce and offer both a meat and vegetarian option each day.
From September 2014 all reception, Year 1 & 2 pupils became entitled to a free school meal under a government initiative called Universal Free School Meals and this could represent an annual saving of approximately £400 per child if your child ate a school meal every day.
Families that qualify for certain benefits or are on a low income and do not receive working tax credits still qualify for additional funding called Pupil Premium (see our Pupil Premium Funding Reports for a further explanation and details of how this funding is spent in school). This was previously ‘free school meals’ is different to Universal Free School Meals.
You can test your eligibility by entering your details at here
NHS Change 4 life have produced some lockdown menu's with some great ideas for a weeks worth of lunches for £15 Click here to view them