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Paddock Junior Infant & Nursery School

Paddock Junior Infant & Nursery School

"Working together, learning together, growing together - your child, our team, Paddock achieves"

Healthy Lunchbox

We promote healthy eating in school with our school lunches and therefore encourage children bringing packed lunches to eat healthily too. Here is some guidance on how to create a healthy lunchbox.....

Meal Arrangements

There will be a slight increase in the cost of school meals from September 2018, to £2.20 each, £11.00 per week.

Children may stay for a school dinner, bring a packed lunch or go home.  Our school lunches are healthy and good value.  Most dietary requirements can be met if we know about them.

Payments should be made online via the ParentPay website.  

If your child wishes to change from one type of meal to another, we require 2 weeks notice to allow the kitchen staff to order supplies. 

Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals  if you are receiving any of the following:

Income Support

Income Based Job Seekers Allowance 

Child Tax Credit (but you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income is less than £16,190)

Support under Part v1 of the Immigation and Asylum Act 1999

Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

If you require further information or an application form, please contact the Free School Meal Department at Civic Centre 1 North, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF, telephone 221928, or collect an application form from the school office.

 

Universal Free School Meals for Children in Key Stage 1 and Reception Classes

All children in reception and years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free meal at school.  This was introduced in September 2014. 

Please note : Universal Free School Meals do not automatically qualify your child for free milk. You may be entitled to this if you are on a low income and in receipt of the benefits listed above. An application should  be made to the Free School Meals Department.

 

Packed Lunches

If your child brings a packed lunch to school please make sure that all food and drink is in a suitable container, clearly marked with the child's name.  Drinks can be sent in an unbreakable container; please do not send  glass bottles and cans as these can cause accidents.  We encourage healthy eating; packed lunches should not include sweets and fizzy drinks.
Snacks

Sweets and chewing gum are not allowed in school.  If you would like your child to have a snack at break time, please send a piece of fruit  or they can choose from a range of healthy snacks and fruit juices on sale every morning break time.

As part of a Government initiative every child in out Early Years Unit and Key Stage 1 are given a different piece of fruit or vegetable free of charge at every afternoon break time.
Milk

Milk is available throughout the school and can be purchased through ParentPay at the beginning of each term.  Milk is provided free for Reception children until the term in which they are 5.  Your child may be entitled to free milk if you are receiving Pupil Premium funding.

The provision of Universal Free School Meals for Reception and Key Stage 1 children does not automatically qualify a child for free milk.

Pupils who partake of the 'Milk in Schools Scheme' benefit from a subsidy from the Intervention Board.  This represents a significant reduction in the actual cost of milk.