Kells Infant School

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17th February 19
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School Meals

From September 2014 all children who are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy school lunch. 

Our school meals are freshly cooked every day in our school kitchen by Dolce staff, Miss Ponticelli - School Cook with assistance from Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Burns - Kitchen Assistants.

If you do not have a copy of this term's menu please click on the link at the top of the page or either pop into the school office for one or see Miss Ponticelli (our school cook) in the school kitchen.

 Please help your child to choose their meal on the Whiteboard in the classroom each morning.

If you have access to the internet at home and would like to help your child to choose their meals in advance at home, please let Mrs Burns or Mrs Dacre have your email address and you will be sent login details which will allow you access to the Live Kitchen website where you can choose meals, see recipies and lots of information about your child's school meals.

Even though your child's school meals are free from September 2014 it is very important for you and for your child’s school that you continue to register your eligibility for free school meals and the School Clothing Grant by registering online if you are in receipt of benefits, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and their meal is free through the governments Infant Free School Meals scheme.  If you do not register you will not receive the School Clothing Grant which is currently around £25:

Registering for free school meals & the school clothing grant could raise an extra £7,800 during your child’s time in school to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff, school trips & visits or after school activities.  This is called Pupil Premium Funding.  Please have a look at our statement of what the Pupil Premium Funding is and how it is used at Kells Infant School – choose the ‘School Information’ link on the left then choose ‘Pupil Premium Statement’.

This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed above & on the application form.  It is therefore very important to apply for free school meals & school clothing grant, even if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2, so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible.

Please apply online at:

https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/freeschoolmeals.asp