Important Changes to School Lunches
We are pleased to share with you that our kitchen team will be providing an additional third lunch option each day from Monday 16th April 2018, in addition to the current Meat and Vegetarian option. We have listened to feedback from parents and children and have decided to introduce a tasty jacket potato or wrap/sandwich option, to help the children have some more choice, especially for those who find the adventurous nature of our current menu a little too challenging for their tastes. This option will be served with the sides of the main course, as well as dessert to ensure it is just as nutritious and fulfilling as the other options.
You can order your child’s lunches in advance, half a term at a time. For instance, you could choose for your child to have the Jacket potato/sandwich option from April - May, followed by the Meat option June - July. To order, please go t0 http://burlingtondanes.org click on Primary then School Lunches. Complete the form and click the submit button before Thursday 29th March 2018. Information about each menu is provided on this webpage to inform your decision.
We would also like to inform you that from Year 3, the government does not fund school lunches, so there will be a charge of £2.30 per day for all pupils who are not eligible for Free School Meals. This is of particular importance to the current Year 2 pupils, who will be required to pay the £2.30 per day from September, regardless of the meal they choose. This cost is the same as the government funding we receive for KS1 children. By charging this amount it ensures that all children will be able to receive the same standard and quality of food, irrespective of age or background; representing equal value for all parents.
If you believe you are eligible for Free School Meals and are not currently registered, please come to the school office to collect a form. To qualify, the form will go through a government check regarding earning thresholds. If you have already completed this form, you do not need to fill in another.
Next term, we will be sending you information on a new online payment website, ‘ParentPay’. On here, you will be able to pay for your child’s lunches, as well as trips and clubs, from home, using your bank card. We’ll be offering workshops and plenty of information on how to use it before September.
Please be aware that our school expectation is that all children eat school lunch. Not only will children eat a warm, healthy meal, but it promotes equality and our successful family dining approach. As always, our kitchen team serve fresh, good quality food that is tasty and nutritious, and we will continue to take on board menu suggestions and feedback from parents and the children. These can be emailed to our school chef directly at email@example.com
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the payment for school lunches from September, please do not hesitate to arrange a meeting with me by emailing the school office.
Thank you for your constant support and feedback.