Cardwell Primary School

LEARNING FOR LIFE.

Mutual Respect, Resilience,
Responsibility, Tolerance and Perseverance

School Meals 

School Lunch Arrangements 

Children will have the opportunity to have a hot school lunch over a staggered lunch children can eat in the dinner hall. 

From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England will receive school meals. All children in the Infants (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2), will automatically receive a school meal without charge.

School food standards provide an essential nutritional safety net, ensuring children have access to the energy and nutrients they need.  They are of particular importance for those pupils for whom school lunch may be the main meal of the day. 

Once the decision has been made, it is not possible to change from dinners to packed lunch or vice versa during the term. Notice must be given if you would like to change at the beginning of each half term.

If you child is in KS2 and they will not entitled to universal free school meals anymore, we would ask you to read the following carefully.

From 1st January 2012 the school adopted a strict NO DEBT policy relating to school meals. Money owed affects the school overall budget and must be settled promptly.

School food standards provide an essential nutritional safety net, ensuring children have access to the energy and nutrients they need. They are of particular importance for those pupils for whom school lunch may be the main meal of the day. 

Once the decision has been made, it is not possible to change from dinners to packed lunch or vice versa during the term. Notice must be given if you would like to change at the beginning of the new term.

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FSM Eligibility

If you receive a qualifying benefit and you have a child in primary or secondary school, you may be able to get free school meals, school clothing grants or school journey grants for your child. 

The Pupil Benefits Team will work out what support you can get.

You should include all the children in your household on the application form even if they are currently below school age. 

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To get free school meals, your child must attend a school within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. If your child attends a school in another borough you will need to apply to the relevant council or school directly. 

All children automatically get free school meals when they are in: 

  • reception 
  • year 1 
  • year 2

If you are on a qualifying benefit you should still complete an application form because your school will get extra money from the government.  

This money could go towards things like extra tuition, learning assistants and after-school activities. 

Children Of Groups Who Have No Recourse To Public Funds Eligibility

Free school meals have been temporarily extended to include some children of groups who have NRPF.

These groups are:

  • children of Zambrano carers (a non-UK citizen giving primary care to a British citizen child, which grants them limited leave to enter or remain in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS))
  • children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction.

These groups are subject to a maximum household income threshold of £31,500 per year for London, and £28,200 for areas outside of London.

Read more about free school meals for NRPF groups and check if you're eligible

For more information about FSM, Clothing and school trips grants.

FSM, Clothing and school trips grant