All pupils at Headley Park can have daily School Dinner prepared by Chartwells in our School Kitchen.
School Dinners are designed to provide delicious, healthy school meals, with balanced menus that offer pupils great choice. Chartwells ensure that they meet the Department for Education guidance on school meals. Their Nutrition Team continually explore ways to improve the nutritional quality of the recipes, meet and exceed nutritional standards, and introduce new education initiatives.
The Dinner Menu includes a daily cooked main meal (with Halal alternative), vegetarian cooked option, salad bar or jacket potato.
Your child’s school dinner must be ordered in advance through ParentPay as the kitchen prepares the numbers required. Please look at the online menu so that you child is clear which option they want to eat. A full terms menu is displayed online.
How much do School Dinners cost?
School Dinners are FREE for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
For other Children School Dinners costs £2.05 per day.
You may, however, be entitled to FREE School Dinners if you are receiving certain benefits and your income is below the current threshold (see details below). It is very simple to check to check your entitlement and apply, just click on the link below!
Please make every effort to pay for your child’s School Dinner in advance. We will let you know if you owe us money and are happy to discuss a payment arrangement if you are having difficulties so that your child can continue to benefit from a School Dinner.
Free school meals
Who can apply?
You may qualify for free school meals if you receive one of the following benefits.
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit.
How to apply
Bristol City Council administer the Free School Meals Scheme and have a simple online application form which will check your eligibility.