Your child may stay for school meals or if you prefer bring a packed lunch.
School dinners are currently free for Infant children. From the 1st September 2023, for Junior and Nursery children, school dinners will cost £2.70 per day, £13.50 per week. Dinner money should be paid in advance online via ParentPay. We are no longer able to accept cash or cheques so please contact the School Office if you require instructions on how to set up your ParentPay account. The school meal always includes a drink, either juice, milk or water according to the menu.
Our menu offers a choice of meals each day.
To find out if your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please telephone 0300 123 7039 or email email@example.com.
Children having a packed lunch may bring a still, cold drink but no glass bottles or cans please. Water is always available for all children.
Infant children are provided with a mid-morning snack of either fruit or vegetables each day.
We are trying to encourage healthy eating at Woodlands and have achieved ‘Healthy School’ status. We would, therefore, request that you support us and send into school with Junior children snacks of fresh/dried fruit or vegetables only. No sweets please or sticky, sugary snacks which are very messy and extremely unhealthy, despite being advertised as ‘fruit’ or ‘health’ bars. Children often have difficulty opening and assembling the pre-packed ‘lunchables’ or similar so please try to avoid these if at all possible.
Your child can select their meal requirement in class each day with the teacher. There is no longer a requirement for a fixed pattern or written confirmation.
Free School Meals Entitlement/Pupil Premium
If you feel your child might be eligible for free school meals/Pupil Premium, please read the letter below. Applications can only be made online or by phone.
This also applies if your child is in Reception, Y1 or Y2 and receives a 'Universal Free School Meal', as this will confirm whether the school is entitled to claim the pupil premium for your child.