Totally Local Company provides our school meals. Each morning the children are offered a choice of three meals, which they can pre order via the classroom each day.
Each day, we will provide children with a delicious, wholesome hot meal. Vegetables and salad, in addition to vegetarian options, a dessert and variety of drinks, complement this.
Totally Local Company use an electronic pre ordering system, called LunchHound.
Allergy and Dietary Requirements
If your child has an allergy please inform the school as soon as possible. Common allergens can be entered onto the system and LunchHound will help block any unsafe options by eliminating them from your child’s pre ordering; it will also inform the cook on the lunchtime screen.
Vegetarian options are available daily.
Cash and Cheque
Cash and cheque payments should be given in advance; all dinner money should be put in a sealed envelope stating your child’s name, year and the amount and handed in at the school office. All cheques should be made payable to St Thomas’ C of E Primary School.
Primary school meal will be £2.15 per meal – £10.75 per week
Nursery Meal will be £1.05 per meal – £5.25 per week
This Meal price will remain the same for 3 years from Monday 25th February 2019
Free School Meals
Your child/children may be entitled to receive free school meals if you receive:
- Income Support
- Universal Credit (provided your earned income is no more than £616.67 in the last Universal Credit assessment period)
- income related Employment and Support Allowance
- income based Job Seekers Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit only with an income of less than £16,190
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
If you believe your child/children may be eligible for free school meals you must apply online via the Stockport Council website https://www.stockport.gov.uk/start/free-school-meals-application-form or at Fred Perry House.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
You may be aware that the Government has announced that, from September 2014, funding will be provided to enable schools to offer a free lunch to every infant age child (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).
Pilot projects have found that universal free school meals can have significant benefits both for individual children and for the broader life of the school.
Stockport Council fully supports the initiative and encourages families to take up the free lunch offer which will provide the children of Stockport with a healthy and nutritious meal.
Further information about the school meal service that is available can be obtained from the school office.
If you have any questions regarding school meals, please do not hesitate to ask at the school office or alternatively call the School Catering Team on 0161 474 5586/ 5547.