We have a fantastic school kitchen and provide delicious meals at lunchtime. We are always listening to our pupils and it is great to hear how much they enjoy their meals. We take their views very seriously and review the menu where necessary.
In addition to the ordered meals, we have a salad bar where the school lunch children can help themselves to the variety of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as fresh bread.
Some pupils are part of our Foodie Group and helped put our menu together. They had to think really carefully because the menu must be healthy and nutritious and also comply with the School Food Standards, as well as what children would like to eat. It would also be great if some parents joined our Foodie Group; please let us know if you are interested.
Our menu is based on a three week cycle and which runs for each school term. There are special event menus for some dates such as Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas.
We can provide adjustments for special diets provided that you complete the special Diets form and contact the School Office.
Not only are our hot school lunches healthy and nutritious, they are also excellent value for money. All meals for infant pupils (in Reception, Year and Year2) are free. For pupils in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6), meals cost £2.30 per day or £10.50 per week (the equivalent of £2.10 per day). If you have more than one child in Key Stage 2, there is a special discount for siblings.
All meals, both free and paid meals, must be pre-ordered using our simple online system at http://gonerbyhillfoot.cloudmeals.solutions by Wednesday of the preceding week.
First time users need to register using a unique code which can be obtained from the school office. Here is a User Guide to help you but if you have any problems with registering or ordering, please contact us as we are happy to help you. Please read our Terms and Conditions for ordering and payment of school lunches.
Payments for Key Stage 2 are made online when the order is placed. You can pay by debit and credit card.
Free School Meals
If you receive one or more of the following benefits you will be able to claim a meal for your children:
- Universal Credit ((provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit with an annual household income of less than £16,190 and do not get Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
The best and quickest way to apply for Free School Meals is to do it online by following this link. Parents can also complete the registration form below.
Did you know that the school receives a Pupil Premium payment for the year in which families are eligible for free school meals and automatically for the following five years? This year it is £1,300 per free school meal pupil. This additional funding will be invested in your child to help them achieve more at school. You will also get additional support towards the cost of residential trips and visits. Your child will also receive free school milk.
Also, did you know that the school receives a Premium of £300 for children of Armed Service Personnel? Please let us know if your child can attract extra funding for the school.
Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all receive free school meals but it is still important that parents apply for Free School Meals if they are eligible so that their child receives the additional academic benefits provided by the Pupil Premium.