Free School Meals
If you think you may be entitled to free school meals please check the information here.
SCHOOL MEAL PROVISIONS AT ST MARK'S
An excellent healthy school meal is served each day with a choice of three meal options. Our cook and her staff are employed by the school and consequently we are able to control the food served more effectively. This has given us increased flexibility in ensuring the service given to all our pupils is only of the highest quality. The headteacher is closely involved with the menus on offer.
All our pupils eat in the school hall.
For Nursery children the meal is compulsory and acts as training in social skills. The cost is £9.00 per week (currently £1.80 per day).
School dinners are now free for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Key Stage 2 children have a choice. They may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. Children who bring a packed lunch may buy a drink .
It should be noted that with a packed lunch neither bottles nor flasks are allowed - for health and safety reasons. Children are not permitted to bring sweets or chocolate bars to school.
The children can buy a healthy slice of toast each morning at playtime if they wish. This is to be paid by sending £6 at the beginning of each half term. This is a great fund raising activity to boost our school funds.
Up to the term in which they are five, school milk (one third pint) is supplied to children free of charge. After that milk will be provided at the rate of 66p per week payable in advance. We give plenty of notice that payment is due and it is parent’s responsibility to ensure that payment has been made. No milk will be provided without payment and only in very exceptional circumstances will we accept late payment. We cannot change our milk order on a daily basis.
SCHOOL FRUIT SCHEME
As part of The National Fruit Scheme every child in our Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 class is entitled to a free piece of fresh fruit each school day. The overall goal is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among children.We encourage our Key Stage 2 children to bring fruit as an afternoon snack.