School Meals

SCHOOL MEALS 

St Mary’s school dinners are cooked on the school premises and are varied, tasty and healthy. The school works closely with Ashlyns, the catering company that develop our menus, sources the ingredients and train staff. Ingredients are locally sourced and where possible organic and always environmentally sound.

To find out more about Ashlyn’s please click on the link below.

https://www.ashlyns.co.uk/pages/school-catering

To find out what your child is eating in school, please see the menu below.

SCHOOL MEAL PAYMENT

School meal fees should be paid online using the Parentpay website, to access Parentpay you will need a username and password. You can get these from Jay in the office.

If you are unable to access the internet a prepayment card can be obtained which enables you to pay in shops that display the paypoint sign, once again contact Jay in office if you require a prepayment card.

All meals should be paid one week in advance of your child having a school lunch.  Please use this link to access the Parentpay website www.parentpay.com

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

All children in Reception/Year 1 and Year 2 are now entitled to Universal Free School Meals.

If you are on a low income, you child may be entitled to Free School Meals as they progress through the school. We ask that you complete a Free School Meals application and take it to the Hackney Learning Trust to register, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receiving a free meal.

It is very important that you do this, as part of the schools funding is based on the number of children whose families are on a low income, and would be entitled to Free School meals because of low income. If you do not complete an application when your child is entitled to Free School Meals the school loses out on funding that would be spent on the children in the school.

Please discuss with Ms Kennedy at the school office for further details.

School Meals Policy July 2017