Promoting a healthy diet
At BGPS, we encourage children to have a healthy diet. You can order your child's meal via the Google Form sent out each week. If you would prefer to send your child with a packed lunch, we would encourage you to provide a healthy lunchbox - please leave foods such as sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks at home. Ideas for healthy lunchboxes can be found here.
For the wellbeing of children at BGPS with nut allergies, we ask parents to ensure that food containing nuts is not sent into school. (Staff will remove any items containing nuts for safety.) We will also help pupils to understand the importance of not sharing foods with others.
Free School Meals
Did you know?
- Families who are currently paying for school meals will save around £450 a year for each primary school child if they are entitled to free school meals.
- We have systems which mean it is impossible for other pupils to know who is receiving free school meals.
- School children who are eligible for free school meals are entitled to a two course meal worth approximately £2.30 for primary and £2.35 for secondary each day.
- When you apply for free school meals, you will also allow your child's school to receive Pupil Premium, which is extra money to support children from families on lower incomes.
- If your child is in receipt of universal infant free school meals (where your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2), we recommend you apply if you believe you may be eligible for benefits-related free school meals, because the protection will continue beyond Year 2.
- If you also have a 3 or 4 year old child who is in a free childcare place, they may also be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium.
To find out if you are eligible please fill out the simple online application form at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals where you will receive an instant response as to your eligibility status. If you are eligible for FSM your child’s school will be informed within 3 days.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (unless you’re also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and earn no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop receiving Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)
If you have any queries regarding this information, please call the Education Welfare Benefits team on 01223 703200 or email email@example.com
Or look at the website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals