In September, we will be operating our school lunch system in a new and more efficient manner. Over the past few months, we have increasingly utilised technology to support us in the current situation both in teaching and in running the school. As a result, we have looked at how we can ensure that the hot school meal system for our primary pupils is run in a way where we can feed all pupils safely, yet efficiently.
From 1st September if parents wish their child to have a school dinner they will need to pre-order this in advance through ParentPay. This is regardless of whether parents normally pay for them, receive Universal (YR Y1 Y2) Free School Meals or State Free School Meals (Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6).
The menu will be set for three weeks. Parents will need to select which main meal and dessert that their child wants each day for three weeks. If parents do not select for a particular day, we will have to assume a meal is not required and that parents will provide a packed lunch on that day.
Once a three-week menu has been selected, parents will be able to view their three-week order on ParentPay. Parents who pay for meals will need to pay on ParentPay for their order. If parents pay for school meals, they will not have to pay for the full three weeks in advance, but their child must have enough credit each day to cover their daily meal.
Due to the current situation, we will be running a slightly limited menu and we will review the situation at Christmas.
What to do Next
If parents require a school meal for their child in the weeks beginning September 3rd – Friday 25th September, please order through ParentPay by 1st August. Instructions of how to do this can be found here.
For those parents who have not activated their accounts, their activation information has been sent by email. If anyone has any issues with activation, please contact Julie Greenwood at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org who will assist. Please be aware that Mrs Greenwood does not work through the holidays, but she will monitor emails at regular intervals to answer any issues.