Hot school dinners are cooked and served daily at Underhill School. Meals for children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are free. The meals for children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 cost £2.34 a day, £11.70 per week. If children do not want to take a school dinner they can bring a packed lunch.
If your child(ren) want to switch between school dinners and packed lunches please provide
a weeks notice.
All payments for school dinners must be via School Money. If you do not have a user name or
password please speak to the office.
Our menu runs in a 3 week cycle. In addition to the standard menu, we offer a vegetarian and halal option each day. There is also a salad bar available to all children. If your child has a food allergy, which is supported by a doctors letter, please advise us so we can accommodate their requirements .
We work with ISS to produce cooked school meals on site. Our latest Food Hygiene rating level 5.
A new `Free School Meals/Pupil Premium Service' www.fsm.lgfl.net is a web site where parents can quickly and easily check eligibility for free school meals and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for their child's school, known as `Pupil Premium'. If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding gained would still benefit education provision at the school.
After entering essential details into the web site, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate `yes' or `no' response, and will notify the school.
The system is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parents who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.
By way of a `thank you' to parents for taking part, and regardless of individual outcomes, The London Grid for Learning (lGfL) would like to provide parents of children attending LGfL-connected schools with Sophos Anti-Virus software, free of charge, to protect the computers used by pupils at home.
To gain access to this software there is a short registration process which will also give you access, if required, to other LGfL services and benefits that are available to your child's school. Please be assured there is no catch, no cost and no advertising. LGfL (a K education charity set up in 2001 and owned by London's 33 local authorities) exists to support education and is leading this initiative to make it easier for parents to apply for free school meals and to encourage the drawdown of unclaimed Pupil Premium.
As the government has now introduced free school meals for all children in Key Stage 1, it is more important than ever for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit of all children.Please visit www.fsm.lgfl.net and enter the necessary details and support this worthwhile initiative.