School Meal costs - second half of summer term 2017

9th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers


School Meals – second half of the summer term (5 June to 21 July 2017)


The daily cost of a school lunch is £2.20.  The cost of school meals for the second half of the summer term 2017 is as follows:


Nursery35 days - £77.00 - this includes lunch on 4 July when the children will spend the morning with their Reception class; and also includes a school packed lunch for the Kirkley Hall Zoo visit on 21 June 2017; or 34 days - £74.80  If you would prefer to provide your child with a packed lunch for the visit on 21 June (rather than opting for a school packed lunch)


Year 3 - £74.80 (the children will need to bring a packed lunch for their visit to Vindolanda on 14 June)   


Year 4 - £72.60 (the children will be out of school for lunch on 2 days during the second half of the summer term – transfer day on 4 July and will be taking part in the Hexham Partnership Festival on 29 June (the children will need to bring a packed lunch for this activity)


Debits and Credits

If there is a credit or debit on your child’s school meals account, we will send home 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. 


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.


Yours sincerely


Miss J Ainsley

Head Teacher