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Thames Ditton

Junior School

A place to learn, a place to grow

Meals

School Meals during Covid-19
We have been working closely with our catering suppliers looking at their risk assessments and options for all our pupils in September.  From the start of Autumn term until half term in October we will be offering the 'cold deli bag' option.  We will be asking you for your choice of roll - the vegetable sticks, fruit and pudding options will be decided by Mrs Gideon, the catering manager.

 

School meals will cost £2.40 a day and is payable via Scopay (a link will be sent out to new starters in the first week of term).  This will be reviewed for the second half of the Autumn Term.

 

School Meals

 

Research carried out by the School Food Trust shows that children who ate a nutritionally balanced meal at lunch time were more alert and over three times more likely to be 'on-task' working with a teacher after lunch time, than those who didn't. 


All meals are cooked onsite by Mrs Mel Gideon and the catering team.  The school now offers an option of having a school meal for part of the week or specific days.  Please contact the School Office for further information.  Menus are available to view on the Twelve15 website: http://www.myschoollunch.co.uk/surrey/


School meals are currently £2.35 a day (September 2019) increasing to £2.40 in September 2020.  Payment is preferable via Scopay - where you can also see how much is owed for the half term.  Surrey County Council are requesting that school meals are paid in advance and the school is unable to provide meals if your account is more than 2 weeks in arrears. If you are experiencing difficulty in making payments please contact the school office in confidence.  

 

 

Current School Menu as a PDF with full information

Free School Meals

 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 - July 2019)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals

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