Lunchtime at Heyes Lane is an opportunity for our children to interact with their peers and eat a healthy lunch. We use this dedicated time to develop the children’s social skills, improve physical health and enhance wellbeing.
Our children can enjoy either a freshly cooked meal created by Trafford Catering or bring in a healthy packed lunch from home.
Each year group is also given time to explore our vast grounds using a range of dedicated lunchtime resources which are both sporting and stimulating.
Mrs Cody, our Lunchtime Co-ordinator, and her team of highly experienced lunchtime staff are committed to making lunch an exciting, safe and fun time for all the children.
Lunchtime for children in the Foundation Stage begins at 11.45pm and ends at 12.45pm.
Lunchtime for children in Year 1 and Year 2 begins at 12.00pm and ends at 1.00pm.
Key Stage 2
Lunchtime for children in Years 3 and Year 4 begins at 12.15pm and ends at 1. 15pm.Year 5 and Year 6 lunch begins at 12.30pm and ends at 1.30pm.
If a child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2, they automatically qualify for the Universal Free School Meals Government Scheme.
Children in Years 3-6 can purchase lunch at a cost of £2.30 a day (£11.50 a week) through the school’s ParentPay page.
You can check if you are eligible for free school meals/pupil premium via https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
Should you wish your child to bring a packed lunch from home, please see the websites below for some healthy ideas.
Please remember that Heyes Lane Primary School is a nut free school. All snacks and packed lunch contents that are sent in with your child from home must NOT contain nuts of any kind as there a number of children with severe nut allergies in school.
We thank you for your support in this matter.
Free School Meals
Universal Infant Free School Meals
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to receive a Free School Meal every day.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
All children who are entitled to Free School Meals because of their family circumstances bring an additional £1300 into the school budget to support their learning experiences at school. This money is known as Pupil Premium money and enables school to plan and support learning opportunities for these children.
If your child is entitled to free school meals anyway you still need to apply and register your entitlement otherwise school will not receive this additional funding.
A child is entitled to Free School meals if parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits
Children who receive these benefits themselves instead of through a parent or guardian can also qualify for free school meals.
Your child may qualify if you are an asylum seeker.
Children who are younger than the compulsory age for starting school but in full-time education can also get free school meals.
If you are in receipt of any of the above benefits please please apply online
How long can children get free school meals for?
Children who are eligible for free school meals now will be eligible for them until either:
- they finish school or
- if on 31 March 2022 they are still in school, until they finish the phase of schooling they are in (primary or secondary) – whichever is sooner.
Infant free school meals in England
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can get free school meals whatever your income. If you do have one of the qualifying incomes (above) it will help the school if you tell them this so they can get extra funding.
Who’s Who at Lunchtime
Trafford Catering Team
In addition to the above staff the children are supported by various Teaching Assistants at lunchtime