Flanshaw Infant & Junior School Meals - Feeding Hungry Minds
Our school caterers are ISS, who provide nutritious and healthy meals for pupils, meeting the Healthy School Food Standards set by the government.
For more information, go to www.feedinghungryminds.co.uk, or click the link below.
All children in Lower Foundation (Reception), Year 1 and Year 2 receive free school meals under a government scheme known as Universal Infant Free School Meals and we prefer all pupils in these year groups to eat a healthy meal in school each day. They have at least 3 different options for meals and puddings each day, including a jacket potato or sandwich option so even the fussiest eaters are able to access food they will enjoy.
Children are positively encouraged to try new things with taster samples regularly offered and we always offer them vegetables/ salad to accompany their meal.
The cost of a meal for pupils in Years 3-6 is £2.21 per day = £11.05 per week. Meals should be paid for in advance, so please ensure you top up online or over the phone on Monday each week for at least the week ahead (you can pay in advance for as many weeks as you like). We do not accept cash in the school office.
For all online queries or to make a payment over the phone, please call 01924 792 334.
ISS support teams are available from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Free School Meals/ Pupil Premium
If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, you may be entitled to free school meals for your child under the Pupil Premium scheme:
- Income Support
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit without Working Tax Credit and an annual household income of less than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Universal Credit, provided you have an annual earned income of no more than £7400
If you think you may be eligible, please call at the school office for an application form, clink on the link below to download an application or apply directly to Wakefield Council on the following link: https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/free-school-meals.
If you are eligible, your child will not only receive free school meals, they will also receive a free carton of milk each day in school. School also benefits from your child being eligible for free school meals, as this generates £1345 of extra funding for school each year per eligible child - please see the section on Pupil Premium funding for information on how we spend this money to support your child's learning and enhance their education opportunities at Flanshaw School.