School Meals


School Meals

Cooked meals are provided in the canteen at lunchtime for all children wishing to dine there.  Alternatively, a sandwich selection with dessert course is available at the same price.  

Please note that with effect from 31st October 2016 school meal prices will be increased as follows:

The cost of a primary school meal will increase by 5p from £2.00 to £2.05.

Local Authority information regarding school meal price increase.- English

Local Authority information regarding school meal price increase.- Welsh

 

Menu

Autumn Menu 2016

Introduction of Parent Pay

From Tuesday 1st September 2015 the school offices will no longer be able to accept cash or cheques for pupil dinners.

Payments will be made electronically either on-line or via a Pay Point outlet in the local area.

Upon registering your child for school at St. Andrew’s you will receive an activation letter with a user name, password and guidance notes.  You will then be able to set up your account.

If you are unable to access online facilities, please contact the school and we will issue you with a bar code to take to a Pay Point outlet.  If you experience any issues please contact the school office where a member of staff will support you.

Children wishing to bring a packed lunch from home may do so.  The Welsh Assembly document ‘Appetite for Life’ asks Parents to support the ‘Healthy Lunch Box’ initiative by sending a sensible packed lunch into school with their child. This initiative reflects our school healthy eating policy led by our School Council which encourages parents to include in a lunch box a piece of fruit and at most, just one small chocolate bar.  To access your account online visit www.parentpay.com

Infant pupils

School milk is served free of charge to all infant children at breaktime.

All Pupils

Pupils are encouraged to bring flavoured water or fruit juice drinks at lunchtime rather than fizzy drinks or squash. A drink of water can be provided to any child who requests it.

Please remember to label lunchboxes/bags as many other children may have an identical box /bag!

Children are supervised at lunchtime by their own class midday supervisor or a Teaching Assistant. They are taught a variety of playground games and use outdoor playground equipment during the lunchtime play period.

Fruit Snack at Playtime

In an effort to encourage children to eat sensibly and as part of our ‘Healthy School’ policy we ask that parents to please send a small piece of fruit for children to eat during playtime. Only Fruit or vegetables are allowed to be eaten as a playtime snack in school.

Birthdays

We ask that parents do not send birthday cakes to school. Birthdays are celebrated in school each week when a special award assembly is held.

Free Meals / Transport

Application forms are available from the school for:

  1. Free meals
  2. Free transport for children in the school catchment area, who live 2 miles or more, away from the school.

The completed Free Meals form can be returned to the school or returned to:     

* Pupil Support Services, Civic Centre, Newport.

Completed Free transport forms must be returned to:

* Pupil Support Services, Civic Centre, Newport.

Please ensure these forms are filled in and sent to the Civic Centre before September.  If any difficulty or query arises concerning an application, the school will be pleased to help in any way it can.