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School dinners are prepared and cooked in the kitchen at Parnwell.  They are served on a cafeteria basis whereby children choose their meal and sit with friends.  Children are encouraged to choose their own meal and perhaps try a wider range of healthy foods. Dinner money is collected on Mondays and should be sent to school in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class and handed to the class teacher.  Cheques should be made payable to “Parnwell Primary School”.  Menus have been developed in consultation with the children and follow a regular pattern through the week e.g. Monday is burger day, Friday is fish day etc. Menus are available in school or are shown at the bottom of the page.

If you are in receipt of income support or family credit your child may be eligible for free school meals.  It is important that you register for this benefit, even if your child prefers a packed lunch.  Application forms are available at the school office.

From September 2014 all Infant Pupils in the UK (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) will be entitled to Universal Free School Meals, regardless of the State Benefits received by their parents. This means that your child is entitled to a Free School Meal every day, at no cost to you. However, if you do receive benefits, the school will receive an additional £1300 per child if you allow us to claim Pupil Premium on your behalf. This money will be used for your child and their education e.g. towards supporting school visits, extra educational support for your child etc. If you think you may be entitled to benefits, please see the ladies in the school office who will be happy to help you. If you have already told the school about your benefits, then we will already be claiming Pupil Premium for your child. If you have any questions or queries about Universal Free School Meals please do not hesitate to speak to the ladies in the office for advice.

Children may bring a packed lunch.  Please make sure that the lunch box is clearly marked with your child’s name and that it is secure, especially the drink container. Please do not send fizzy drinks or glass containers.  Can we ask that children bring no nut products into school for health and safety reasons.  Please make sure your child’s packed lunch is a healthy meal.

Children may bring a biscuit or fruit to be eaten at break time.  Fruit is provided daily in KS1.  Biscuits and bottled water are on sale at break-time  -  please ask the class teacher for details.  The school is part of the Cool Milk for Schools scheme and you can register your child to receive milk daily at break-time by applying directly to Cool Milk.  Milk is free until the child’s 5th birthday.  Please ask for a registration form if you are interested or click here to download one. Alternatively you can register online at http://www.coolmilk.com

School dinners are £2.00 per day (£10.00 per week) and are payable in advance.