Hot School Meal Provision
Hot school meals are supplied from the BIG RED KITCHEN at Coningsby Primary School and can be ordered via Parentmail.
Please note the following points about the administration of hot meal provision.
All KS1 children (Reception, Y1, Y2) are eligible for a hot Universal Free School Meal (UFSM). It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to place an order using the Parentmail payment system.
Meals can be purchased for KS2 pupils (Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6), not in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at a cost of £2.45 per meal. You will need to go onto the Parentmail payment system to place an order.
Free School Meals (FSM)
If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, copy and paste this link:
You can apply for FSM regardless of what year group your child is in. We recommend you apply even if your child is eligible for Universal Free School Meals
Healthy Eating - Government Guidance on school meals including packed lunches
The government have recently updated their guidance on school meals, to ensure children eat as healthily as possible whilst in school. You will see these changes in the coming months on the menus for the hot meal orders.
As a school we want to fully support the promotion of healthy eating, and ask parents who provide pack ups to also follow these guidelines.
From Monday 6th June , we ask parents to help us in promoting healthy eating by refraining to send the below items in their child’s pack up:
If your child does bring in any food items that fall into the above categories, your child will be encouraged to eat a piece of fruit or yoghurt in its place. Any unused food items will be returned home in the child's pack up box at the end of the day.
Below are some useful links with healthy lunch box ideas:
Please also find attached a copy of the Eatwell Guide, upto date pack up guidance from the Local Authority and School Food Standards poster.
How to view your child/ren school dinner order once booked:
You can inform the parent to open the ParentMail App, then click into Accounts > School Dinners > Statements (bottom right hand corner) > Select the month you want to view > Select the date you wish to view > This will show you which meal you have selected for your child/ren on that day.