Our school meals are provided by Cheshire East Catering. The current charge per paid meal is £2.65 (Jan 24). Payment should be made online via School Gateway.
Mrs Whitmore is our Catering Supervisor and she is helped by Mrs Kertolli, Mrs Burgess and Miss Cooke. Mrs Whitmore likes to dress up to serve our lunches so don't be surprised if you see her in witches costume or dressed as a minion!
If your child has a packed lunch from home please remember NUTS (tubs or packs in chocolate bars etc) are not permitted due to some children having serious nut allergies.
Children can bring in a piece of fruit or a healthy snack for break time such as a cereal bar if they wish or they can buy a healthy snack from our kitchen. We have orange juice, apple juice, forest fruits, toast, bagels and a bacon bap on a Friday. The children can also have a piece of fruit from school which is provided by the Government as part of The Healthy Schools Initiative. This is for Foundation/Key Stage 1 children only. The Government also provide children with free milk in school up until they reach their fifth birthday. Payments for snack are accepted online via School Gateway. Please ensure school always has an up to date email address for the person who will make online payments for your child. If your child has snack please pay before 8am either in advance or on the day. Snacks are found using the payment section. Please ensure you do not order a school meal instead of snack as these are not free!
Children are not permitted to bring sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks in any form to school this includes if you provide a packed lunch from home for a school trip.
Meet our fabulous lunchtime team.
Miss M Brookes
Miss R Summers
Mrs J Bryant
Mrs T Kerr
Miss D Delaney
The midday supervisors support our children every lunch time. They help the younger children with their lunch and are available for the older children in the eating areas.
Once outside the midday supervisors are in each key stage. They have a daily schedule of activities and games. We have designated quiet areas so children may read. During the summer months we use the field. We have cricket, tennis, football but to name a few. We have benches around the field where children can relax and draw, read or just chat with their friends. During the rest of the time or when it’s too wet to use the field we have plenty of structured activities on the playgrounds and we are fortunate to have our new all-weather pitch which is really popular with the children! We have daily fun and active lunchtime activities run by Crewe Alex on the playground.
Income related free school meals
If your child is in receipt of income related free school meals, they are automatically eligible for the Household Support Fund.
You can claim free school meals for each child who attends school in Cheshire East if you receive one of these benefits:
Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67
Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income related Employment Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM)
For all Key Stage 1 children, Reception to Year 2 – this scheme is not based on your family income, any pupil up to Key Stage 2 can get a free meal automatically.
Income related free school meals (IRFSM)
For all children from Key Stage 2 onwards, Year 3 to Year 11 – your family income is used to assess entitlement to this scheme.
How to claim for free school meals or pupil premium
Please complete an online application form www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/fsm
Phone 0300 123 5012
Pop into the school office.
They will use the Government eligibility checker to confirm your entitlement; if successful your claim can begin the same day. If your claim is not successful or if they need you to send more proof they will contact you by phone or email, your entitlement will only begin once this information is provided.