Healthy meals for healthy children

We provide school dinners which are cooked at Thurlestone Academy.

Some children prefer to have a packed lunch. Please make sure that everything is unbreakable and drinks are watertight! We are trying to encourage the children to eat healthily and would ask that their lunch boxes reflect this.

Playtime fruit is provided to Key Stage 1 and we would ask that playtime snacks are provided by parents for Key Stage 2 to reflect our healthy eating policy.

Menu:

There is a great menu which runs on a three week timetable and has lots of choice. A school dinner currently costs £2.30 per day, £11.50 per week.

Free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically get free school meals. Parents and guardians are encouraged to apply for free school meals when they enrol their child in school as this can help their child’s school to attract additional ‘pupil premium’ funding to support learning.

From Year 3 onwards, children whose parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits are entitled to free school meals:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBSJA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit,( provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – ( the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

How to apply

Visit the Devon County Council website to apply for Free School Meals.