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School Meals

 

Children are welcome to bring in packed lunched meals. Please ensure that these are brought in a suitable plastic container marked with the child’s name. No glass bottles or fizzy drinks please. We also offer a school packed lunch.

School lunchtime meals are freshly cooked in our on site kitchens each day. Menus are on a weekly rolling program that covers a term. Our current menu is below:

Payment Options

There are the following options for payment:

1. Parents can pay ahead for as many weeks as they like by writing a cheque (minimum amount £11.50) payable to 'Devon County Council' Please put cheques into an envelope marked with 'School Dinner' your child's name and their class and hand into the office.  Please ensure children do not bring cash into their classrooms. 

2. Parents can pay in advance online using the following link: https://login.schoolgateway.com/0/auth/login

 

Free School Meals

Some children may be eligible for free school meals. This can be arranged through the school office, contact us on admin@okehampton-pri.devon.sch.uk

 

Universal Infant Free School Meals

The Government introduced universal infant free school meals for all key stage 1 pupils from September 2014. All pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England are eligible for Universal Infant Free school meals. This will include academies, free schools, pupil referral units and alternative provisions as well as maintained schools.

Apply for free school meals
Through the Citizen Portal which is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision.

Qualifying benefits
Parents/carers in receipt of the following support payments will be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA)
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

Please note that from 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time. In addition, any child gaining eligibility for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals during the Universal Credit rollout period.

Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because they are earning above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (i.e. primary or secondary).
The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2023.

 

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is additional funding from the government for schools. Students eligible – based on the existing free school meals criteria – can attract this funding. Parents and guardians with children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at a Devon school may be asked to complete a free school meal application form to check entitlement.
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For further information regarding Pupil Premium, please visit Pupil premium for schools.

We appreciate how important it is that pupils within KS1 are still recorded as eligible for Free School Meals, ensuring Pupil Premium funding is granted.

For further information regarding KS1 Pupil Premium for parents please refer to our New starter pupil premium page

 

Further Questions

If you have any queries regarding school meals or the payment of dinner money please call 01837 52866 or email: admin@okehampton-pri.devon.sch.uk

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