St John's C of E Primary School, Caterham

St Johns Caterham

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School Meals

The school is equipped with its own kitchen, staffed by a cook and kitchen assistant, for the provision of daily midday meals. The meals are high quality and meet the nutritional standards set by the Department of Education. If there are medical reasons why your child cannot eat certain foods, parents are asked to notify us in writing. If your child wishes to commence or ceasing taking school meals, the school office requires two weeks' notice as food has to be ordered in advance.

Please click here to preview the new Spring/Summer 2017 menu, launching in Surrey schools on the 18th April and running until 20th October 2017.

If your child would prefer to bring a packed lunch, please ensure that this contains no nuts or nut products, as we have children in school with severe allergies. Any drinks should be in a plastic container or carton. No glass or cans of fizzy drink should be brought to school. Please ensure that all lunch boxes are clearly named.

All food in lunch boxes should be eaten at lunch time. In addition, junior children may bring in a further fruit snack for morning break. Infant children have fruit for morning break provided by the school.

Payment for Meals

The current price for a school meal is £2.25 per day.  The cost of school meals for the first half of the Autumn term is £74.25.  If you wish to pay for the whole of the Autumn term, up until the Christmas break, the cost is £162.00.  

Surrey County Council require school meals to be paid for in advance, so we ask that payment is made either weekly or half termly.  Payment for school meals should be made online using the Wisepay system.

Free Meals

All KS1 pupils (Year R - Year 2) now receive a Free School Meal.  In addition, pupils may receive free school meals if their parent(s) are in receipt of Family Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit (but not if they are entitled to Working Tax Credit or if their annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue exceeds £16,190 in the current tax year). Please request an application form in confidence from the school office. Parents are encouraged to apply for free meals even if you receive a government funded free meal in KS1 or if you prefer your child to have a packed lunch, as this attracts valuable additional funding for the school, which will also be used to give extra support to your child.

If you are in receipt of one of the above benefits, you are also entitled to be reimbursed for a FREE school jumper.  Please contact the school office for details.