We operate a family dining experience for children. Eight children sit at a table, with two of the older children taking on the role of ‘servers’.
Derbyshire County Council provides a daily lunch service in school which is available to all children. All children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are eligible to receive a free school meal. For children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, the current price of a school meal is £2.20 per day. Please pay dinner money in advance directly to ParentPay.
If children do not want a school meal, they can bring a healthy packed lunch to school. Please do not send fizzy drinks in to school, or drinks in glass, or breakable drinks bottles.
Children eat their lunch in the school hall
First sitting (Class 1, 2 and 5) 12:00-12:30 eating. Play outside from 12:30-13:00
Second sitting (Class 3 and 4) 12:30-13:00 eating. Play outside from 12:00-12:30
In England, children are eligible to receive free school meals (FSM) if their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers’ 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, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.1
The Government recognises the benefits of healthy school meals and is committed to continuing to provide free school meals to families who need them. Healthy school meals can help to improve children’s readiness to learn and their behaviour at school, and can also help to establish healthy eating habits for life.