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Westminster Special School

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School Federation of Westminster Special Schools

School Lunches

School lunches are provided by a company called Caterlink who provide staff that prepare mealson a daily basis. Please see below for the current menus being provided to the students.
 
If parents believe that their child may qualify for entitlement to Free School Meals please contact the schooloffice for more details. This allowance is a statutory right and it is important that you use it if you qualify. If youare in receipt of certain benefits such as Income Support, Tax Credits etc. You may be entitled to Free SchoolMeals. It is the parent’s responsibility to make a claim for this and provide evidence of the Free School Mealentitlement to the school. More information can be found by telephoning the school on 02072213454 and we will help you all we can 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 childto take occasional School Meals, the school can benefit from you claiming Free School Meals as we receive a grant.
 
For all other pupils:
 
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 "Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School" and 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:
 
£1.90 per day for Primary students, £9.50 per week.
 
£1.95 per day for Secondary students, £9.75 per week.
 
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.
 
Children will not be provided with a school lunch if their meal account is more than a week in arrears. If aparent genuinely forgets to pay in advance, the school may grant a debt allowance of 5 meals.
 
If the debt is not cleared, parents must either provide a packed lunch or maybe take the child home forlunch. 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.
 
Should any arrears of this nature remain unpaid by the end of the week; no further meals will be alloweduntil full payment is received. No individual payments for meals will be accepted until the arrears have been cleared.
 
If payment of the debt is not received, the Head of School reserves the right to   begin legal proceedingsagainst parents to recover the debt and ask you to attend a meeting to discuss the matter.
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