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Meals

School lunches are cooked on the premises and the children are offered a choice of meat and vegetarian main dishes, vegetables, salads and puddings. Menus are changed seasonally.

All children in the nursery eat a cooked lunch which is served at family tables in the nursery. Packed lunch is not an option for nursery children.

Some children prefer to bring their own packed lunch and these should be brought in a clearly named lunchbox. We ask that packed lunches should be healthy and nutritious. They should not include sweets, fizzy drinks or glass bottles.

Claiming Free School Meals: If your child is in Nursery or KS2 and you receive social security benefits (excluding child tax credit or working tax credit), your child may be entitled to ‘Free School Meals’. To apply, complete the online application form at www.camden.gov.uk/fsm as soon as possible.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM): All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are now entitled to free school lunches, if they want them. (They may still bring a packed lunch, if they prefer.)

Even if your children get lunch paid for under the UIFSM scheme, if you think they might be entitled to Free School Meals when in KS2, it is important that you apply now.

This is because school funding is determined in part by the number of children who are
entitled to free school meals, (whether they eat them or not). So please apply now; this will increase the resources the school has to put towards the education of your child.

Paying for Meals: Lunch money is payable in advance either by cheque for a half term, in cash in a clearly marked sealed envelope on Monday mornings or online.

Dinners are now £2.13 per day. £10.65 per week.
Autumn Term
1 st half 33days £70.29 Yr 6 £59.64
2 nd half 40 days £85.20 £85.20
Whole term £155.49 £144.84

Spring term
1 st half 29 days £61.77
2 nd half 30 days £63.90
Whole term £125.67

Summer term
1 st half 22days £46.86
2 nd half 36 days £76.68
Whole term £123.54

We encourage parents to pay online and you can collect an authorisation letter from the office otherwise the money must be put into an envelope clearly marked with the child's name class and amount enclosed. Cheques must have the child's name and class on the reverse.

The web address for the online payment is http://www.scopay.com/gospeloak

If parents click on the link they go to a page which asks for their e mail they then create their own password and click new account. They then enter the code that we give them. Siblings can also be linked if necessary (The code is individual to their child’s account which is produced by our computer).

Parents/carers will now able to pay by Debit Card online from September for Dinners, After School Club, School Journey and any Nursery fees by Debit card only. There will be a charge of £0.20p per transaction You will need to see Sue or Nancy in the school office for your personal code for this to be enabled.