School Dinners

SCHOOL DINNERS

 

Please view our latest menus here:

Autumn Term Lunches – Week 1Autumn Term Lunches – Week 2

Autumn Term Lunches Week 3

Olive Dining Limited provide all of the school dinners at Bell Farm https://olivedining.co.uk/ For more details, please see the leaflet below:

Bell Farm Welcome Leaflet Olive Dining

Bell Farm Primary School has received the Healthy Schools Award.  We aim to provide a healthy, balanced meal to each and every child who has a school meal. If your child has any special dietary requirements, please click here for a form to pass to the school office. If you have a query regarding the allergens in the school menu, please see https://olivedining.co.uk for further information or contact the main school office.

School meals for Years 3-6 will cost £2.53/day which must be paid in advance weekly, monthly or half termly via Scopay. If you need any assistance with this, please contact the school office.

All lunch accounts must be in credit by at least £12.65 on the first day back and every Monday morning.  Any lunch account which goes into arrears will be asked to provide packed lunches until the debt is clear.

If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please contact the school office to complete one simple form. The school will receive Pupil Premium funding and you will also be able to receive assistance with the payment of school trips.

Please click on the following link to make secure online payments, Scopay

EYFS & KS1 Universal Free School Meals

 

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England are eligible for universal free

school meals. This includes infant pupils in maintained infant and primary schools, free schools, academies, schools for pupils with special educational needs and pupil referral units. Pupils at maintained nursery schools, direct grant nursery schools, independent schools and general hospital schools are not included.

 

Why are school meals funded for all infant pupils?

 

The government funds schools in England to provide every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 with a nutritious meal at lunch time. The aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money.

Universal free school meals for primary school pupils were a key recommendation in the School Food Plan (www.schoolfoodplan.com), which was produced independently for the Department for Education.

 

Pupil Premium Free School Meals

 

Pupil Premium is a government funded grant available to pupils of parents/carers in receipt of certain income based benefits which may entitle your child to free school meals.  We encourage all families (Reception to year 6) who think their children may be eligible for pupil premium/ free school meals, including those in Reception, years 1 and 2, who already receive universal free school meals, (KS1 FSM PAGE) to contact the school office. We can check eligibility quickly and discreetly, and this information remains confidential. The school receives extra funding based on our free school meal numbers, so we can do more to  support our pupils if we know they are eligible.

To download the application form for Free School Meals please click PUPIL PREMIUM APPLICATION FORM (RECEPTION & KS1) for children in Reception to Year 2 and FREE SCHOOL MEAL PUPIL PREMIUM APPLICATION FORM (KS2) for children in years 3-6 and nursery.

 

Packed Lunches

 

Pupils can also bring a packed lunch to school. In line with our Healthy Schools status, we ask parents and carers to provide nutritious and healthy lunches for their children, avoiding sweets, chocolate and fizzy or fruit drinks (water or flavoured water is preferred). Packed lunches should not include nuts, peanuts or nut based products as we have children with serious nut allergies at school.

To view our packed lunch policy please see our main policies page.