A copy of the school lunch menu for the Autumn Term is now available. Hard copies will also be sent home in book bags in the first week of term.
Ordering lunches on-line
From 5th September our lunch system will be changing.
All meals must be ordered by parents on-line in advance (by midnight the night before) as meals cannot be ordered on the day. You could even book weeks in advance!
You will need to register with www.scopay.com using your child's unique ”link code”, which you will have received in a letter sent home from school in the Summer Term.
If you have a child starting in in Early Years in September, their letter will be sent home when they start on 10th September.
If you are already set up at Furze Platt Junior School, your letter will show you how to add your Furze Platt Infant School child/children to that account.
If your child is likely to have a school meal, even if only at Christmas, you must be registered to order a meal.
You will see that there are pictures of the meals associated with the options of the day which may make it easier for you and your child to choose what they would like. The school cannot change the meal that is ordered for your child and your child will be unable to change the meal at school if they decide they don't want it. Please ensure that they are happy with what has been chosen.
The school office will be unable to book meals for your child if you have not ordered one for that morning and if this is the case, you must provide a packed lunch.
The scopay system will show a £2 cost per meal but this is paid for by the school under Universal Free School meals for all pupils at this school.
Important things to remember:
- You must be registered with Scopay to order your child's meal
- Ensure you order in advance of the day that the meal is required
- The school CANNOT book a meal for your child
- If you forget to book a meal, you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child.
Mrs Wratten, our school bursar will be happy to help you if you are having problems with registering with Scopay.
If your child has an allergy or intolerance please ask a member our school office team for further information and adapted menu(s). You will be asked to complete a form to ensure Caterlink, our school catering providers, have the necessary information to cater for your child.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
Under the Government's Universal Infant Free School meals initiative all school lunches in our school are free. We would strongly request you to encourage your children to take advantage of this.
The ethos behind the Government initiative comes from The School Food Plan which presented evidence that "universal free school meals leads to positive improvements in health, attainment and social interaction as well as helping families with the cost of living".
Free School Meals/Pupil Premium
Even though every child in an infant school will now get a free school meal, our school could receive additional funding to help support your child's education if your annual income is less than £16,190 and you receive certain benefits.
The government pays schools a Pupil Premium for each child eligible. This could be used for additional support in your child's classroom, or help with school trips or uniform purchase.
Please click on the link below for further information.