Healthly hot school dinners are cooked and served daily at Wessex Gardens Primary & Nursery School.
Meals for children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are free.
The meals for children in the Juniors cost £2.34 a day, £11.70 per week.
A vegetarian and halal option is available everyday.
School Dinners are cooked on site by ISS Catering.
You can find the menus and different ways to pay by going to the ISS Catering website.
Click here for details and search for Wessex Gardens Primary & Nursery School.
If children do not want to take a school dinner, packed lunches can be brought into school.
For information on healthy packed lunches click here
Free School Meals and Universal Free School Meals.
Pupil Premium is additional funding which the school can receive from the government to improve educational opportunities for children of families on low income.
This grant includes the provision of Free School Meals for eligible families for all year groups in school.
The Universal Free School Meal scheme, which the government introduced in September 2014, is offered to children in Reception, Year One and Year Two.
However, even if your child is having a packed lunch or is an Infant who is receiving a Universal Free School Meal, the school asks all parents/carers to claim their entitlement to Pupil Premium/Free School Meals if they think they are eligible.
It would actively benefit both your child and the school if you do, because the school receives extra funding from the government to support your child.
Here are some of the ways we use this additional funding for families who qualify:
- To cover the cost of before and after school clubs (e.g. football, dance, table tennis)
- To reduce the cost of instrumental music lessons
- To reduce the cost of extra-curricular visits such as the Y6 residential journey
- To provide additional learning support for your child’s learning and/or well-being
In order to claim for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals a parent/carer must be claiming one of the following benefits:
- Income Support;
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance;
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
- Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190;
- The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
- Universal Credit
If you think you are eligible to apply for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals, please come to the office and ask for an application form.
You can go online with LGfL to check your eligibility. Click here for details.