School meals are provided by Surrey Commercial Services (Twelve15) and are cooked on the premises. A choice of menu is available including a vegetarian option. Fresh fruit and salad are regularly offered.
Under the Universal Free School Meals Scheme set up by the Government, all Key Stage 1 children are entitled to a free school meal.
Children from lower income families in Key Stage 2 may also be entitled to free school meals and if parents register this enables the school to receive Pupil Premium from the Government. With this money the school can provide extra support for these children and help with school trips, after school clubs and musical instrument lessons. Parents who are entitled to the same benefits in Key Stage 1 are also encouraged to register to allow the school to claim for the extra support.
You are able to opt in and out of 'Meals' for your child on a daily basis by selecting a menu choice via the Arbor Parent Portal / App at least one week in advance. We have included a link to help you make the most of this feature for your child here: https://support.arbor-education.com/hc/en-us/articles/6956696271261-Meal-Menu-choices-on-the-Parent-Portal-or-Arbor-App
Our catering team (Twelve15), place an order for food each Thursday for the following week. We will therefore require one week's advance booking to help ensure there is as little wastage as possible. Simply visit your portal / app each week before Thursday to select your child's menu choices for the following week(s) and leave the rest to us.
Please note that all parents (including FSM and UFSM families) need to select their child's meal choices if they wish to enjoy a hot meal in school. Please may we remind you that meals are £2.70 per meal and must be paid for in advance. Please 'Top Up' your child's meals account online via the Parent Portal / App in the usual way. Children in Key Stage 1 will continue to receive 'Universal Free School Meals' (UFSM) and therefore do not have to pay.
Please also note that if you have already informed us of your child's specific dietary requirements, please simply select your child's favoured meal choice and our catering team will make the necessary adjustments each day.
Please note that if you miss the deadline to order a hot lunch, you will need to send your child to school with a packed lunch for that week.
If you are experiencing any difficulties placing your meal choices via the Arbor Parent Portal / App, please do not hesitate to contact us.