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School Meals

Lunchtime - School Meals

We are delighted to introduce St Anne's as our chosen Food Provider commencing September 2021.

St Anne’s have wonderful catering facilities which enables them to expand their operations beyond their school and provide other schools with nutritional and tasty meals.

The emphasis is on fresh ingredients, sourced locally where possible, freshly prepared and well presented. All the food complies with the School Food Plan, is nutritionally balanced and has a strong emphasis on allergens.

They believe children eat with their eyes and strive to provide colourful, enticing food, helping children to make healthy choices and promoting a well-balanced diet.

They have an experienced, friendly and smiling team, who understand how food can sometimes be stressful for young children and strive to ensure that lunchtime food is fun! The team pride themselves on getting to know the children and understanding likes/dislikes and specific needs.

They are passionate about food, they don’t just want children to eat their food, they want them to love it!

  • All meals are offered with salad, wholemeal bread and at least two vegetable selections.
  • They use various local businesses including Bewdley Farm Shop, Ashley’s Bakery and Mawley Milk.
  • All fish used on the menus is Marine Stewardship certified (MSC).
  • No salt or sugar is added to any of the meals.
  • All eggs are free range.
  • All cakes and biscuits served are freshly made.
  • Puddings are made using reduced sugar/fat recipes and fresh fruit is available daily.

Menus are on a 3 week cycle and reviewed twice a year. A menu for September 2021 is attached below.

Meals are £2.20 a day and there is also the option of daily toast at morning snack time at £1.50 per week.  All meals should be ordered through ParentPay, by the Friday evening before the week commences.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss any food allergies directly, please email catering@stannesprimary.worcs.sch.uk

A lunch is provided for all Reception and Key Stage One children free of charge.

Ordering and paying for lunch

Parents can order and pay for meals at Parent Pay. You can choose from a meat or vegetarian meal or a range of jacket potatoes and sandwiches.

Children are still able to bring a packed lunch if they prefer but the scheme is aimed at providing Reception & KS1 children with a balanced meal and a range of foods to try as part of developing a healthy life style.

Packed Lunches

Children who do not have a school meal may bring a packed lunch and drink. In the interest of safety we ask that children do not bring drinks in cans or glass bottles, and no fizzy drinks please. 

Free School Meals

Criteria Change for Free School Meals - 

From April 2018 the criteria used to determine which pupils are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will be updated to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits. The updated criteria are being introduced following a public consultation, these are listed below:

  • Universal Credit, provided claimants have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax
  • Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Under the updated criteria, an estimated 50,000 more pupils will benefit from a free school meal compared to the previous benefits system.

If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals please follow the following link -

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20062/schools/684/applying_for_free_school_meals

or complete the application from below.