School Meals

Westgarth Menus 1 – 3 Primary from June 2024 ALL GMAT

 

School Meal Information for Reception, Y1 & Y2 Pupils

If your child has any food allergies or intolerances, you must contact the school office and ask to make an appointment with the school cook before school meals can be provided.

All Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).

If your child currently receives Universal Infant Free School Meals, or is on packed lunches, and you think they may be entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals you can now check and apply online. Please go to Citizen Portal – Logon (redcar-cleveland.gov.uk) or http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk and search Free School Meals. Please apply since School may receive additional funding. Free School Meals eligibility is protected for the whole of the time a child is at Westgarth regardless of any future change of circumstance.

To change your child’s meal preference, please inform the office via email (with at least one week’s notice, if possible).

If your child does not require a school meal on a particular day, for example if an appointment has been arranged for late morning or lunchtime, please notify the office before 9:30am.

School Meal and Dinner Money Information for Y3 – Y6 Pupils

If your child has any food allergies or intolerances, you must contact the school office and ask to make an appointment with the school cook before school meals can be provided.

The cost of school meals is £2.45 per day (£12.25 per week). If possible, dinner money should be paid monthly in advance, or at least weekly in advance. 

From September 2024 the cost of school meals is £2.55 per day (£12.75 per week).                             

Payments are made through Arbor, not to the school office. If you experience any difficulty paying through Arbor, please contact the school office for assistance.

If your child will not be having a school meal on a particular day, for example if an appointment has been arranged for late morning or lunchtime, please notify the office before 9:30am otherwise you may still be charged.

To change your child’s meal preference, please inform the office via email with at least one week’s notice.

If your child’s dinner money account is in arrears, you will receive a reminder from the school office. Should the debt reach £24.50, you will receive a further reminder from the school office and the school kitchen will no longer be able to provide meals for your child. Your child will be moved on to packed lunches and will be required to bring a packed lunch from the following day. If you wish your child to return to school meals after the debt is cleared, please email your request to the school office: westgarthoffice@westgarthprimary.co.uk, with one week’s notice.

If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals and is not currently in receipt of them, you can now check and apply online. Please go to Citizen Portal – Logon (redcar-cleveland.gov.uk) or http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk and search Free School Meals. Alternatively, please contact the school office for an application form or telephone Educational Benefits on 01642 771106. Please apply since School may receive additional funding. Free School Meals eligibility is protected for the whole of the time a child is at Westgarth regardless of any future change of circumstance.

Packed Lunches

We request that packed lunches are in a suitable, labelled container and that glass bottles, sweets and chocolate are not brought into school. Sports bottles should have the plastic covering caps removed before being brought to school.

We do have children in school with nut allergies that could result in anaphylactic shock. It is very important that children and staff do not bring nuts or nut products into school. Your support with this is vital, and greatly appreciated.

To change your child’s meal preference, please inform the office via email with at least one week’s notice.