School dinners are provided by a company called Aspens please feel free to follow the link to view their current menu. https://www.aspens-services.co.uk/schools/st-barnabas-ce-vc-primary-school/ Once you are on the website click the link for Child School Meals.
If you would like to know more about Aspens and the service they provide then please open the following link:- /docs/Newsletters/Aspens.pdf
If you have any questions in relation to school dinners then please contact the office.
Free School Meals
Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?
Did you know that for every child that is in receipt of a Free School Meal the school will receive a Pupil Premium Fund.
What is Pupil Premium?
When a child is on our Free School Meals Register, the school receives extra money for that child which has to be spent only on the education of free school meals children. This is called Pupil Premium and its purpose is to ensure that children from low income families are not at a financial disadvantage during their education as a result of home circumstances. Children do not have to take our meals if they do not want to but, if they are on our Free School Meals register, then they qualify for all sorts of other benefits. This could be assisting with payments for school trips to attending Breakfast Club.
Who qualifies for free school meals?
Free school meals can only be awarded if you or your partner are claiming either;
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guaranteed element of Pension Credit
Working Tax Credit run on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
How do I apply for free school meals?
You can complete the online form or collect a form from the office.
What happens after I have completed my application?
South Glos will check your eligibility for free school meals
If you qualify for a free school meal under benefit criteria, a letter will be sent to you confirming your free school meal entitlement.
Your child or children's school will also be informed
Free school meals cannot be granted to any child until either South Glos Council or ourselves have received a correctly completed form
Entitlement to free school meals cannot be backdated
School will know if your child qualifies for a universal Infants free school meal