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School Meals at Oakfield Primary

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Starting Primary School for the first time is an important and exciting  step for your child.  Schools are ideal places to encourage children to eat healthy options so at Oakfield Primary School is supported by the fully trained catering staff  in the preparation of healthy and tempting menus that meet current nutritional guidelines.

The aim is for children to have a pleasing, positive education experience where they can enjoy healthy food in a safe and nurturing environment. The school menu is a single choice menu, offering vegetarian or a meat meal.  The menu is offered on a   week cycle, changed each term.  Variations to this menu occur when the school are supporting specific themes such as Road Safety Week or celebrating calendar dates, such as Yorkshire Day, Diwali or Bonfire Night.

Parents can make payment for school meals via the internet.  Login details are available once your child has been admitted to the school. The cost of a meal is £2.20.

During the lunchtime break the children are supervised by 8 midday supervisors.

Where children prefer to bring a packed lunch to school, a beaker of water is provided, but children can bring an alternative drink in a plastic bottle or paper carton.  At Oakfield Primary we pride our self in promoting healthy eating and therefore do not allow fizzy drinks, drinks in glass bottles, energy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets in packed lunches.

Allergens

In December 2014, The EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) came into force.

As a school we will be required to keep records of all allergens used in school to which children could come into contact.

School’s catering team now need to provide information about 14 allergenic ingredients used in the foods that are provided within the school. Food allergens cannot be removed by cooking that’s why it is essential to check and ask for allergen information to make sure that the food your child eats is safe for them.

Food allergens can be life threatening. If your child has a food allergy, the only way you can manage it is to avoid the foods that make them ill. Please speak to a member of our school catering team if you have any concerns about the food that your child is eating at school.

Snacks

Key stage 1 children receive a piece of fruit or vegetable, provided by the local authority, each morning break.

Key stage 2 children are invited to bring a healthy snack, consisting of a piece of fruit, vegetable or 2 plain biscuits.  In order to support the School’s Healthy Eating programme, confectionary such as chocolate bars, chocolate coated biscuits, savoury snacks such as crisps or sweets will not be allowed.

School Menu

 

 

Free School Meals – If you think that your child may be entitled to free school meals please contact NLC, housing and benefit office.  An individual request must be made for each of your children.

View this link to find out more about 'Free School Meals' and how to apply. For further information, or support with your application, please do not hesitate to come in to school and speak to a member of staff.

Free School Meals

Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be eligible for Universal Free School Meals.

However, we would kindly ask you to still apply for Free School Meals, should you be entitled if you are in receipt of one or more of the listed benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit -during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to free school lunches
  • Universal Credit – Please view information on Universal Credit
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