At Sunning Hill we are pleased to offer all of our children a healthy school meal, served by our on site catering team. All of our food is Halal and we are monitored by the Halal Monitoring Committee.
The Government currently offer Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) to all children from Reception to Year 2. We encourage all parents to check if they are eligible for free school meals.
Parents are required to choose if their child will be a packed lunch or school meal at the start of the school year. If you would like to change your child's meal option they are able to do so at the start of each term. If you have any concerns relating to your child’s meals please contact the school office.
It is vital parents/carers inform school if their child has any allergies or dietary requirements, so that these can be passed onto the school kitchen to allow them to meet their needs. There is a section for this information on the application form.
School Meal Payments
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 do not need to pay for universal free school meals. All other year groups need to pay in advance, online through Tucasi/VMS. This is our online payment partner.
The cost of a school meal is currently £2.20 per day.
Please click on the link below for the most current menu and allergen information.
Your child/children may be entitled to a free school meal if you are in receipt of one of the following:
Income Support or,
Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance or,
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or
The guaranteed part of Pension Credit or,
Universal Credit or,
Child Tax Credit, but you must NOT be getting:
An amount for childcare paid with your Child Tax Credits, or
Working Tax credit and you must have an income of 16,190GBP per year or less worked out by HM Revenue and Customs
A Working Tax Credit 'run-on' payment for four weeks after stopping work or reducing your working hours to under 16 hours per week
You can claim free school meals if you are an asylum seeker
You can either apply yourself using the online link below or contact the school office for further support.
For the school to apply on your behalf we will need, full names, dates of birth and NI numbers for both parents. Please see a member of the office staff if you wish to provide the information to enable the school to apply for you.
It is important that you still apply even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 as there could be additional funding available called Pupil Premium. You may also get protected free school meals, so that if your personal circumstances change over the years your child will still receive their free school meals until they leave school.
If your child/children bring in a packed lunch, please can you ensure this is brought in at the start of the day. As a school we encourage healthy lunches. Click below for information regarding healthy lunch boxes and our packed lunch policy.