Sidegate use Caterlink Ltd to provide school lunches to pupils.
Meals are priced at £2.40 (a 10p increase from the last academic year) and fruit juice/snacks are available at break time for KS2 priced at 50p per item. 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.
You can find out much more information by visiting the Food and Drink in School section of our website via the link below.