Children can bring a healthy packed lunch or can have a healthy hot lunch.
Mrs Galloway, our school cook, prepares freshly cooked food everyday. Children’s favourites are Roast Dinner Wednesdays and special theme days (Bonfire Night, Chinese New Year, Easter and of course, Christmas)
School Lunches cost £2.45 per day or £12.25 per week for children in Key Stage 2. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free lunch as part of the government scheme 'Universal Infant Free School Meals'.
All menus run on a 3 week cycle and support ‘Sugar Swap & Juice Free Days’, as well as Meat Free Fridays. Also available daily, is freshly baked bread, seasonal vegetables, salad, fresh fruit and organic yoghurt. Menus meet the ‘School Food Standards‘ and the ‘Food for Life Served Here‘ Bronze criteria, approved by the Soil Association ensuring the food on the plate is high quality.
School Lunches at Brookside
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Do I qualify for free school meals?
You may qualify if you are a parent, guardian or carer and receive one of the following:
Income Support (IS)
Income Based Job Seeker Allowance (IBJSA)
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or
Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Do you receive Working Tax credit?
If you or a partner receive Working Tax Credit regardless of income you will not qualify for free school meals.