All pupils up to the age of 7 are now entitled to a free school meal. It is up to parents to decide if they wish to take up this option. Otherwise children can bring in their own packed lunches. The school has a newly fitted kitchen where fresh meals are cooked daily, with an alternative to the main option always available.
Pupils in Key Stage 2 can continue to take a hot meal if they wish however these will need to be paid for. We ask for dinner money to be paid for the week each Monday morning and sent to school in a sealed, named envelope. Currently, the price of a school meal is £2.10 making a total of £10.50 per week. Half-termly payments are most welcome. Please pay by cash, make cheques payable to 'New Park Primary Academy’ or see Miss Williams in the office about making BACS payments. If dinner money is not received for the week meals will not be provided the following week and a packed lunch must be brought from home. Should your child wish to change from school meals to packed lunch then one week’s notice is required. If a child is absent for part of the week, a credit will be given the following week however if a child is sent home ill after 9.30am. it is not possible to credit a meal as they will have already been ordered. If your child has an appointment and will arrive after 9.30am please inform the office. If you think you may be entitled to free school meals you should make an application to the local education authority:
If parents prefer, children may bring a packed lunch to school. Do label your child’s lunch box clearly, for many are very similar. Please support us in our efforts to teach children the importance of eating healthily by providing a simple well-balanced packed meal for your child—sweets should never be included. We provide water for every child, so there is no need to include a drink unless you particularly wish to. For obvious reasons no glass bottles and no fizzy drinks please.
Fruit and Milk in School
All children are encouraged to have a fruit/vegetable mid – morning snack.
Our younger children (Foundation, Years 1 and 2) are provided with free fruit/vegetables and a drink of milk (up until their 5th birthday). You can continue to purchase milk after this if you wish. See Miss Williams in the office for further details