All children are invited to stay at the Academy over the lunch break for a hot dinner. Dinners are provided by the Caterlink and are cooked in our kitchen. Menus are available at the school office. Caterlink should be informed if your child has any specifc dietary requirements.
Please pay for hot dinners on a Monday for the days meals are required during the week
. The current cost is £2.30
per dinner and must be paid in advance or on the day (£11.50 per week).
Money should be sent in a named envelope. You can pay by cheque (payable to Leverington Primary Academy) or cash. We are happy to accept monthly or even termly payments. We refund you any meals not taken through absenteeism or academy day trips etc.
Universal Free School Meals
Due to a new Government Children and Families bill, all children in Key Stage 1 are now entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. This means that if your child is in Puffins, Class 1 or Class 2 they can have a free hot meal daily. For further details, please ask at the office.
Free School Meals
We encourage you to apply for Free School Meals (FSM). The school % of FSM helps us when data is compared to other schools using FSM % as a factor. The higher our % of FSM, the better.
We administer Free School Meal applications. Please ask at the office for further information. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence and children are not aware. Even if you are eligible, your child does not have to have a school dinner; they can still have a packed lunch if desired.
Children may bring a packed lunch and we actively encourage healthy options (however a small treat is allowed!). Please remember we do not allow fizzy drinks, or drinks in glass bottles or cans. We also ask for there to be strictly no nuts
as we do have children with severe allergies in school. If your child has a yoghurt, please include a spoon as the school kitchen should not be providing cutlery for packed lunch children.
We do not encourage children going home for lunch. This break is a time to play socially with friends. Children who do go home should not return to the Academy before 1:10 pm and enter the academy via the office entrance.
Key Stage One and Reception children have free fruit everyday supplied through the Government scheme.
If your child needs something to eat at playtime, we appreciate items such as fruit (prepared), cheese cubes or a cereal bar in line with our National Healthy Schools Status award in promoting healthy lifestyles. Crisps or chocolate are not
acceptable. We do not let children take items from their lunch boxes either. Snacks should be separate and named.