School Meals - second half of autumn term 2016

31st October 2016

School Meals - second Half of Autumn Term 2016 (31 October to 16 December 2016)

The daily cost of a school lunch is £2.20. 


The cost for school meals for the second half of the autumn term 2016 is as follows:


Nursery*                                           34 lunches x £2.20 = £74.80

Year 3 and Year 4                            35 lunches x £2.20 = £77.00


*Nursery children will have their Christmas Party on the morning of Wednesday 14 December and will therefore not have a school meal that day.  Parents will be asked to send their child in with a plate of party food that morning. 


Debits and Credits

Please check your child’s book bag on Thursday 20 October - if there is a credit or debit on their school meals account, you will have a note detailing how much you need to subtract/add to the amount shown above to balance your child’s account.



Parents/carers can choose to pay for the cost of the full half term or to pay on a weekly basis (£11.00 per week).  Cheques should be made payable to NCC.  Please write your child’s name, class and ‘school meals’ on the back of your cheque.  If you are paying by cash, please place money in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and ‘school meals’.   


Please note, if your child’s school meals account is in arrears by more than two weeks, we will ask you to provide them with a packed lunch until payment is received.  If you need any information about payment details/amounts due please contact Mrs Shevlin who will be very happy to help.  If you are having any difficulty in paying for school meals or any other school activities please arrange to speak with me so we can work together to manage payments. 



If you would like to see what the children are having for school lunch, menus are posted on the school website – Information/School Meals/Menus.


Free School Meals

If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, you can apply for this benefit online , over the telephone on FSM 01670 623592 or by completing a paper application form which is available from our school office or FSM office, Wansbeck Square, Ashington, NE63 9XL or email .  To be eligible for FSM you need to be in one of the following categories:


To be eligible for help you need to be in one of the following categories:

  • Receive Income Support(IS) or Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA).
  • Receive Income Related Employment Allowance (IREA).
  • Have an entitlement to Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit (WTC) and the family's annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) is not more than £16,190
  • Receive support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Receive the guarantee credit element of Pension Credit.