Carter's Charity Primary School

School Meals

School Meals - September 2020


As you can imagine, we have had to make some alterations to our meal service in light of safe distancing and hygiene regimes. we are only allowing 2 classes into the hall each day to have a hot meal choice. This means that on other days children are able to choose from a wide selection of cold meal deals.


School Meal pattern

Autumn Term 1 (September – October 2020)

On most days, children will eat their lunch in class all together whether they have school meal deal or home-prepared packed lunch. Once a week they will have a hot meal available in the hall, giving us space to spread the classes out so to keep the different bubbles separate.







Y12 in hall

Y34 in hall

No hall use

Y56 in hall

Class rota

Hot lunch available in hall on tables single side occupied with space between groups



Each Friday, we will have our normal Takeaway special meals and classes will be in the hall every 4 weeks. This is the Friday class rota:

4th Sept

11th Sept

18th Sept

25th Sept

2nd Oct

9th Oct

16th Oct

23rd Oct











There is plenty of choice and the kitchen staff are always aware of any special medical or dietary needs and prepare meals accordingly.


Children can have meals every day or any other pattern that they choose.


We need a minimum of a week's notice before any change so that arrangements and ordering is straightforward. 

Free School Meals

Since September 2014 all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England have been offered a free school meal (FSM).


Eligibility criteria for other groups

Existing entitlements to free school meals for disadvantaged pupils in nursery classes and at key stages 2-4 will continue, based on the existing free school meals eligibility criteria for those groups of pupils.


In England, children at key stages 2-4 in state-funded schools are entitled to receive FSM if their parents or carers are in receipt of any 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 they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)

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

·        During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit


If you think you are eligible for free school meals, and your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, please apply for them as both your family and school benefits from this status. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.