I would strongly recommend a Bader school dinner for every pupil in school. I have a school dinner every day of the week and always feel suitably refueled and energised, ready for the rest of the day.
School meals are available to all primary school children within the Borough. We also provide school meals for several secondary schools.
Our school meals are always fresh, very nutritious, and a great value for money. A two-course meal including a drink is only £10..25 weekly, that’s £2.05 a day.
Free school meal entitlement
Pupils whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income based jobseekers allowance (IBJSA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; or Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), that as of 6th April 2011 does not exceed £16,190 (this amount may change).
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
- An applicant can be entitled to free school meals if they are receiving working tax credit during the four week period immediately after employment finishes or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week.
We will check your benefits using the free school meals checking service (ECS) provided by the Department for Education. If we can’t find out about your benefits we will need to contact you before we can confirm your eligibility. You must continue to pay for all your child’s school meals until we receive proof that they are entitled to free school meals.
Apply for free school meals
If you would like to apply for free school meals, please contact the Free School Meals Team, alternatively complete the downloadable or online application form.
Telephone: (01642) 526606
Complete the online free school meal application form