UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020
Due to current restrictions we are unable to use our school canteen. The children are being given their pre-ordered choice in a takeaway box. Children will eat within their bubbles in the designated areas. We are already offering hot dinners for KS1 and KS2 children who are entitled to Free School Meals. After October half term, hot dinners will be rolled out to the whole school. There are 2 Menus which will rotate weekly. All food is pre ordered and cannot be changed on the day. We ask that once your child has chosen either hot meals or sandwiches this is set for the half term. In exceptions we can change this but you will need to contact the school office to discuss changing a meal plan.
Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funds for schools
Free school meals are means tested and available to children of families who are in receipt of:
- income Support
- income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- an income-related employment and support allowance
- support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
From May 2017 Free School Meals are now assessed as part of Housing Benefit/Council Tax support claims. This does not mean that your child must have the meal if you do not want them to. However by claiming, you could raise up to an extra £1320 per annum for our school (funded by central government, called Pupil Premium).
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals the council will send you a letter to confirm the award. If you wish to opt out please contact the school office or the Benefit Service at Coventry City Council (02476 833773).
Cooked meals, including a vegetarian option, are prepared daily in our kitchen and children are offered a choice of main course and desserts. Salads and fruit are always available. Meals are eaten in the dining hall.
From September 2018 every child in KS1 at Holy Family Primary School will receive a free school lunch saving parents nearly £400 per year per child! This is under the governments Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) initiative.
For all other children the cost of a school meal is £2.20 per day, £11 per week. We are happy to accept payment for the week, month, half term or term. Payment should be made online via our Schoolcomms app if possible. Alternatively, cheques (made payable to Holy Family Primary School) or cash should be placed in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class and handed into the class teacher or at the School Office. If possible your child should stay on the same lunch option for the term.
Catering Service - AIP (Alliance in Partnership)
AIP provide our children with Farm assured British meat, free range chicken, organic eggs, milk potatoes and carrots from local providers. 85% of food will be cooked freshly onsite each day (even our own freshly baked bread) and will be nutritionally analysed to provide the best start for our children. The food is excellent and we have received very positive feedback from our parents and more importantly our children! The menus are revised termly.
Food Allergies and Intolerances - If your child has been advised by their GP or Health Care Professional to follow a special diet please contact by calling 0121 420 3030 or email email@example.com.
A drink should be provided in a non breakable container. Packed lunches are eaten in the main hall. No sweets or fizzy drinks are allowed – instead, we encourage lots of fruit, vegetables and water. For more information on what is a Healthy Packed Lunch please visit The Children's Food Trust where you can get lots of info and ideas.
Our School Milk Scheme
The School Food Plan's new legislation on milk came into effect on January 1st 2015. All children at Holy Family Primary School can receive milk if they wish. Children under the age of 5 and children who are entitled to Free School Meals will be provided with milk free of charge. For all other children the cost per term is approx. £15.
If you would like your child to receive milk please follow the steps below.
“How do I register my child?”
If your child is under five-
1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
3. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.
If your child is over five-
1. Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.
“How do I find out more?”
Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.
“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.
“Why should I register my child?”
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.
Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk