School Meals

Although some children bring a healthy packed lunch we encourage our children at St Michael’s to enjoy a freshly cooked meal from our school kitchen. The menus for school dinners run on a three week cycle  with a main course and a vegetarian option these are changed seasonally. School dinner cost £2.20 per day or £11.00 per week which should be paid on a Monday in advance.  
We also offer the opportunity for children who normally have a packed lunch to have a school dinner on a Wednesday {Roast Day} and on a Friday {Chip Day}.
All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 will be entitled to receive Universal Free School Meals through a government funded scheme where all infant age pupils are entitled to a hot school meal free of charge regardless of individual financial circumstances. It is still essential that if you are entitled to income related free school meals you apply as greater benefits will be received for school and yourself. The approval of a free school meal (FSM) application would entitle a child to help with curriculum related residential trips or school visits. These are not included in the governments free meals to children up to year 2. To access these benefits families must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit and must have an approved Free School Meal claim with Northumberland County Council. If you think that your child may be entitled to free school meals please follow this link to apply.
 In order to ensure that children have a greater choice we will begin offering the children a Grab & Go option {available on a Mon, Tues & Thurs} Children may choose a sandwich with Cheese, Egg Mayo, Ham or Tuna filling. We will continue to work with the children to encourage them to eat well and at least try the different meals that we provide.
To help us ensure we have the correct meals prepared for your child we will be asking parents to discuss with their child which meals choices they would like for the following week. Every Friday you will be asked to send in a meal choice order form. { If you choose to have Grab & Go on a Mon, Tues or Thurs}. Wherever possible we try to keep to our menus but these maybe subject to change if necessary. You can download our menus and Grab & Go order forms from our website.
If your child has any dietary requirements please let the office know and we will try our best to accommodate this.