Our school meals are provided by Totally Local Company (TLC) and are freshly made each day. Children are offered a choice of meals each morning and decide on their lunch for that day. To download the menu, click on the file at the bottom of the page or, for more information, visit their website:
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much is a school meal?
The cost of a school meal is £2.70.
What will my child have at lunch time?
Each day there is a choice of two main courses or a jacket potato with a choice of fillings, all served with vegetables and a carbohydrate. A pasta and sauce option is available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. There is a daily choice of healthy desserts including fresh fruit platter, yoghurts, or the pudding of the day. Fresh bread, a salad bar, milk and water are always available. Our menu rotates on a three weekly basis.
How can I order my child's lunch?
To see the menu and order you child's lunches in advance, you can click the link below. This is our preferred method. https://www.parentpay.com/ Children are also able to order their lunches on the day in class.
How do I pay for a school meal?
This is school specific. Oak Tree Primary School use an electronic payment system called ParentPay and your child's dinner money account should always remain in credit.
How often do the menus change?
The primary school menus change twice per year after consultation. Our current menus meet the required government's School Food Plan nutritional standards. The menus will reflect seasonal variations and are subject to occasional change.
What happens if my child is ill and is not at school one day?
You will receive a credit for any meals not taken.
How do I find out about free school meals eligibility?
If you are receiving certain benefits, a FREE tasty and nutritious school meal is available for your child/ren at Oak Tree Primary School - BUT YOU MUST APPLY!
Benefits include :
- A free school meal for your child, which is good for their health and could help their learning
- Savings for you, worth over £350 a year
- Extra money for the school through Pupil Premium funding, worth at least £900 a year
Pupil Premium is additional funding for:
- Those children who are registered as eligible for Free School Meals in Reception to Year 6
- Those children who are LAC (Looked After Children) or Post LAC i.e. adopted from care
- Any child who has ever been of free school meals, at any time
- Children of parents serving in the Armed Forces
Data shows that children within these categories sometimes need extra support, tuition or resources to achieve their best. The funding is allocated to diminish the difference between progress of these children and all other children in school. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Oak Tree Primary School to address any underlying inequalities between those children who are eligible and those who are not. This is done in a variety of ways including funding speech and language therapy across the school, funding a Pastoral Lead Teacher to work with families as well as providing additional support in classrooms (where appropriate).
Just registering your child for Free School Meals means that Oak Tree Primary School receives the additional funding even if you don't take up the free meal. Registration is completely confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you may be claiming.
If you require further information then please email firstname.lastname@example.org at the address above; everything you say will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
The Government provides funding to enable primary schools in England to offer a free meal to every child in their Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes. This provides parents with a potential annual saving of almost £400 per child.