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College Park School Federation of Westminster Special Schools

School Lunch

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From September 2020, College Park School lunches will be provided by Harrison Catering who will provide the staff and supplies to prepare freshly made school meals on-site. We will provide a school menu to parents and updated price list for paid meals, once this is made available to us. 

A healthy diet is vital for pupils to thrive and we would like to share some resources for you to help maintain a balanced diet for your child/ren. Change for Life is part of an initiative from the NHS to provide information and resources for living a healthy lifestyle. Please find a link to their website below for more information:

Change-for-life-food - Live Life Well

Change for Life

Free School Meals (FSM) -  Covid 19 and the Covid Summer Food Fund

***Update: Parents/Carers of pupils eligible for FSM will receive a £100 voucher via the same method of delivery as previous vouchers to cover the summer holiday period (20th July - 2nd September, inclusive). 

**Note: this is a change to the amount stated on the recent letter that was sent to FSM parents/carer. 

During the current Covid 19 situation, parents of pupils entitled to FSM have been receiving either e-codes, which are sent to the email address we have on our school database, or receive a printed out voucher via the post, or if the parent chooses, they can collect it from school.  

Edenred is the company chosen by the Government to administer the Free School Meals process during Covid 19.

Initially these were sent in £15 increments, but after guidance from Edenred, we are now sending vouchers for bulk amounts to cover for more weeks. For example, £60 to cover for 4 weeks (£15 per week). 

Please see the following link for more information on how to redeem your e-code:

Edenred Free School Meals Portal

Free School Meals (FSM)

If parents believe that their child may qualify for entitlement to Free School Meals please contact the school office for more details. This allowance is a statutory right and it is important that you use it if you qualify. If you are in receipt of certain benefits such as Income Support, Tax Credits etc. You may be entitled to Free School Meals. It is the parent’s responsibility to make a claim for this and provide evidence of the Free School Meal entitlement to the school.

More information can be found by telephoning the school on 020 7221 3454 and we will assist you with your application. 

Free School meals will be provided for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  Any family with children in these cohorts, who are in receipt of certain benefits, should still complete a free school meals application form.   This will enable the school to claim pupil premium for these pupils. Even if you only intend for your child to take occasional School Meals, the school can benefit from you claiming Free School Meals as we receive a grant.

Paid School Meals: 

The school requests that payment for school meals is made in advance, weekly, half termly or termly. (If there is a reason why this may not be possible, please contact the school office to discuss payment arrangements).

Weekly payment is to be received on Monday of each week.

Payment can be made to the school office by cash or cheque (made payable to “College Park School”) and a receipt will be issued to you. Should your child be absent on a Monday of any week, payment may be made on the first day of return.

The cost of a school meal is:

£2.00 per day for Primary students, £10.00 per week

£2.05 per day for Secondary students, £10.05 per week.

  1. Should your child be absent on a day for which payment for a meal has been made, a credit for the amount will be carried forward to the next week.
  2. Children will not be provided with a school lunch if their meal account is more than a week in arrears. If a parent genuinely forgets to pay in advance, the school may grant a debt allowance of 5 meals.
  3. If the debt is not cleared, parents must either provide a packed lunch or maybe take the child home for lunch. In a case when a debt payment is not received nor a packed lunch provided, the Head of School will phone the parent to ask them to come to school with the money.
  4. Should any arrears of this nature remain unpaid by the end of the week; no further meals will be allowed until full payment is received. No individual payments for meals will be accepted until the arrears have been cleared.
  5. If payment of the debt is not received, the Head of School reserves the right to  begin legal proceedings against parents to recover the debt and ask you to attend a meeting to discuss the matter.
  6. Children will not be provided with a school lunch if their meal account is more than a week in arrears. If a parent genuinely forgets to pay in advance, the school may grant a debt allowance of 5 meals.
  7. If the debt is not cleared, parents must either provide a packed lunch or maybe take the child home for lunch. In a case when a debt payment is not received nor a packed lunch provided, the Head teacher will phone the parent to ask them to come to school with the money.
  8. Should any arrears of this nature remain unpaid by the end of the week; no further meals will be allowed until full payment is received. No individual payments for meals will be accepted until the arrears have been cleared.
  9. If payment of the debt is not received, the Head of School reserves the right to   begin legal proceedings against parents to recover the debt and ask you to attend a meeting to discuss the matter.
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