Sidegate use Caterlink Ltd to provide school lunches to pupils.
Meals are priced at £2.40. Fruit juice/snacks are usually available at break time for KS2 priced at 50p per item however, this is currently suspended due to the current circumstances. A cashless system is used and payment can be made either by ‘Parentmail’ or by cash using the machine located in the front entrance of the school. Each child is provided with a PIN number which has to be entered into the machine. Children who are in Year R, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) and do not pay for their school lunch.
You may be entitled to a free school meal if you meet certain criteria. To find out if you are eligible, information is available at http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals. Not sure if you qualify? Apply anyway and the free school meals service will check for you. Registering for free school meals couldn’t be easier and you can now apply online. The Department for Education do not know which children are eligible for free school meals unless their parents apply successfully for funding. Applying for a free school meal does not mean that your child has to have school dinners but it does mean that the school will receive Pupil Premium funding for your child if you successfully apply. There is a helpline number on their website for you to call if you require assistance with the application. We use an electronic system to capture the data of those children in receipt of a free school meal. Children collect their meals in the same way others do, by providing their name at the till point. Catering staff are not aware of which children receive free school meals.
You can find out much more information by visiting the Food and Drink in School section of our website via the link below.
Allergens - If your child has any food allergies/sensitivities, please ensure that the school is notified using the below form. This form is issued to all new children joining the school.