There are many things to think about on your child’s behalf, and what they are going to eat when they’re at school can be one of them. As with all schools your child(ren) can choose between a packed lunch provided from home or a school meal/packed lunch provided by the Wrexham Council Schools Catering team.
It is important that children are eating a healthy balanced diet as this helps improve their concentration levels, while providing essential nutrients to help with all of their growing bodies needs.
The Wrexham catering team continually work hard to provide your child(ren) a variety of tasty and nutritious meals. Each year the new menu is rigorously checked to ensure that the food served in all WCBC schools meets strict food and nutrition legislation set by the Welsh Government.
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic for those parents/guardians wishing to order a school meal for their child(ren) the school meals service have provided the following two week rolling menu from September 1st 2020.
Please prepay for your child’s meal via the online payment system at www.wrexham.gov.uk/pay or more specifically https://www.civicaepay.co.uk/WrexhamEstore/estore/default/Catalog/Index?newSearch=False
The price of school dinners are as follows:
Foundation Phase & Key Stage 2 – £2.40 per day and £12.00 for a week.
If you are providing your child with a packed lunch, please be mindful that we are a “healthy school” so here are some tips on making their packed lunches healthier:-
Free School Meals
What’s more if you are receiving the following, your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, saving you over £400 a year:
- Income Support (IS)*
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)*
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance (IR)
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit with an annual total income below the HMRC set limit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
*Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also eligible to receive free school lunches.
The uptake of Free School Meals impacts favourably upon our school budget, parts of which are calculated based on the number of children who are registered for Free School Meals (even if they choose not to have them every day!).
For more information on Free School Meals please speak to Mrs Phillips in school. Alternatively you can contact Wrexham Support Services on 01978 297413.
Further information can also be found on the Wrexham School Meals facebook page or at www.wrexham.gov.uk.
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