SCHOOL MEALS - LUNCH MENUS & FREE SCHOOL MEALS
School meals are provided through EATS catering - our cook trials each new menu for two rotations then amends according to feedback from parents, carers and pupils.
Our current menu is:
Once our cook has trialled these menus, we may issue an alternative if specific dishes have not proved popular.
The school also offers a jacket potato as an alternative. If your child requires this, they need to let their teacher know at Registration. We can also offer sausages on a Friday instead of fish - if you'd like this, please let the office staff know.
Paying for your child's lunch
Meals cost £2.30 per day. Bardwell is a cashless school which makes for a more streamlined process. You can pay using your Arbor Account.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal
This is known as the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).
Your child may be eligible for free school meals throughout their schooling.
To check or apply online, visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/
Check if you're eligible
Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 01473 260989.
Cool Milk is the UK’s leading school milk supplier, working in partnership with local authorities and early years groups. They help to supply free and subsidised school milk to children in pre-schools, nurseries, and primary schools. For more information please visit the Cool Milk Website.
If you require any further information about school dinners, you may contact the school office.