School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Edwards & Blake.

New Menu – 2nd half Autumn term 2022

Autumn Winter Menu 22-23 Aslacton primary school

Christmas Dinner 2022

Our Christmas dinner this year will be on Wednesday 14th December.  Please click the link below to view the menu options on this day.  Please return your choices by Friday 2nd December.

Christmas lunch 2022

Children in Reception Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a Universal Infant Free School Meal.

For all other children, school meals  cost £2.35 per day, £11.75 per week for.  All meals are cooked off-site and brought in on a daily basis.  Parents in receipt of Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance may be entitled to claim for free school meals.

Paying for school meals– We operate a cashless system and we ask parents to sign up for the Pupil Asset Parent App.  Meals can be purchased in advance, via the App ‘shop’. You will also be able to view the outstanding balance for your child at any time.

If you are a current parent and have not yet registered for the Parent App, please contact the school office for further details.

Lunch Menu Options Form

Parents of children in Owl Class are asked to complete a dinner option form each week if they would like to order a school meal.

Owl Class menu choices Summer 2022

Packed Lunches 

Children are also welcome to bring a packed lunch from home. Below is some guidance for packed lunches. Packed lunches should be sent into school in a named lunchbox.  

  • As part of our healthy schools and PSHE curriculum we promote and encourage packed lunches to be healthy and balanced, whilst understanding that some children may have quite restricted diets. 
  • We are a no nut school and therefore do ask that all lunches are nut free.  
  • It is our policy that packets of sweets, large chocolate bars and fizzy drinks are not included in lunches, but a small chocolate bar or piece of cake is fine as a desert element to a pack up.  
  • We also ask that items such as grapes and cherry tomatoes are sliced (top to bottom) to help prevent against choking on these items. 

 

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered universal free school meals. This is regardless of your household income.

You do not have to apply for universal free school meals. However, you can apply for your school to get extra funding from the government, if you receive one of the benefits list below. This extra funding is called Pupil Premium:

  • Universal Credit – with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

Children in Year 3 and above

Children in Year 3 and above only receive free school meals if you get one of the benefits listed above. You must apply for these free school meals.

How to apply

You can apply for free school meals online using your Norfolk Education Online (NEO) account. – click here to access http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/neo 

You can use the same account for 2-year-old childcare funding and school admissions.

If you have applied for school admissions online before, you may already have an account.