To Be The Best That We Can Be
At Athelstan we have a three-week rolling menu for school dinners which you can view below. These menus were formulated by asking the children their opinions on the meals on offer and removing less popular meals and increasing the frequency of other, more popular, meals.
In addition to this, children also have the ability to order a sandwich or jacket potato each day.
Children at Athelstan School can either choose to stay for a hot school meal or a packed lunch. The current cost of a school meal is £2.78 (£2.35 for nursery meals). Paid school meals should be ordered and paid for through the online Parent Pay website.
The school works alongside Parent Pay Meal Selector
Our meals are produced freshly every day in a school kitchen from only:
Ordering system for school meals
Athelstan uses Parent Pay Meal Selector for familes to order school meals at home. The process will allow you as a parent/carer to help choose and order the meals your child eats at school.
We are use this system because:
Below are links to Parent Pay, where you will find the meal selector, and to our guide book on how to use the system, which will hopefully make the process of using Parent Pay Meal Selector to choose your child’s meals with them as simple for you as possible.
If you are having difficulties with parent Pay, please email Parent Pay’s helpline on email@example.com and they will be able to support and advise you.
In addition to the main menu we also offer sandwich/panni option and a jacket potato option - these options can be found on your Parent Pay Meal Selector account.
Universal Free School Meals and Free School Meals
All children in Reception to Year 2 are entitled to receive a Universal Free School Meal. Funding for the meal is provided through the Universal Infant Free School Meal funding programme worth up to £400 per year per child
In addition to this funding the Government gives money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’ and is linked to Free School Meal eligibility.
Just registering your child for pupil premium means that the school receives additional funding and your child will be able to access funding for a variety of after school clubs,school visits,music lessons and school uniform.
1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please check to see if you qualify. You can register your child for Pupil Premium if you get any of these benefits:
2. For children in Sunshines to Year 6, you can apply online for Free School Meals using the link below. For children in Puddles or Raindrops, please contact the Early Years Office for a Free School Meals application form.
3. Even if you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still receives the pupil premium and you can still access the additional support shown above. Register now to make sure you don’t miss out. Please speak to the school office if you need any help.