Dinner money is currently £11.50 (£2.30 a day). It should be sent into school in an envelope with your child’s name on it on Monday morning. It can also be paid on the internet via the Tameside MBC website.
Children choose their main course from a menu which operates on a three week rolling programme and is changed twice a year – usually in April and October.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals can be claimed by Parents or Guardians of pupil’s who are on a low income. All claims will be processed by the Benefits Section at Tameside Council with the target date of 3 days
What is the eligible income?
- Income Support
- JSA (income Based)
- Guarantee Credit
- ESA – IR
- Child Tax Credit (but not working tax credit) provided the Household income does not exceed £16,190 as assessed by HM Revenues and Customs
How do I apply for Free School Meals?
- Any new e-claims for Housing and Council Tax Benefit will now also include the option to apply for Free School Meals.
- Telephone the Council’s call centre on 0161 342 8355
- Complete the on-line application form at www.tameside.gov.uk/fsm This can be completed directly by you only if you are in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (IB), Employment and Support Allowance(IR) or Guaranteed Credit and have a Housing and Council Tax Benefit reference
- In person at one of the Council’s Customer Service Offices. See the website for the appointment services or for the drop in service at Ashton. You should bring your latest Benefit award notice of your qualifying benefit with you.
In addition to the options for applying given above, school have recently bought in to an on-line checking system which makes the whole process much easier as school can check on your behalf. Parents need to complete this form and return to school where it can be checked on the confidential site which is directly linked to the Department of Work and Pensions. By completing the form, please be assured that school DOES NOT gain access to any of your personal records or financial details. We are simply given an answer “eligible” or “not eligible” for statutory free school meals and it removes the need for applications to be sent to the local authority as they have done in the past.
Even if your child does not wish to have school meals, we would still appreciate you completing the form as eligibility means the school is entitled to claim Pupil Premium for your child. The current amount is £1,320 per year for every child and this money is used to support the education of all pupils by funding vital intervention work to help pupils achieve their full potential. If you have any questions about this scheme, please ask at the school office.
Universal Free School Meals
All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal under the government’s scheme. However, if you are in receipt of any of the above allowances making you eligible for free school meals anyway, it is important that you also claim via this route (see above). Children who are entitled to free school meals (other than through Universal Free School Meals) generate additional funding for school (Pupil Premium). If you have any queries or require assistance in applying, please contact the school office.
The menu shown below is on a three week rolling programme and is changed twice a year – in April and October. Children choose their main course. KS2 children choose their own meals (usually done in class) but blank menus are sent home for parents to complete for Early Years and KS1.
If you wish to download a copy, please click here Menu – Autumn 2021.
|Meatballs in tomato sauce||Roast chicken with stuffing & gravy||Chicken tikka||Beef burger in a bun||Fish fingers|
|Margherita pizza||Quorn sausage in BBQ sauce||Cheese whirl||Quorn cottage pie||Mixed bean chilli|
|Wholemeal cheese sandwich||Ham & tomato bap||Egg mayo & cress sandwich||Tuna mayo bap||Tuna mayo wrap|
|BBQ chicken||Roast turkey with stuffing||Spaghetti bolognese||Sausage with onion gravy||Salmon nuggets|
|Tomato pasta bake||Quorn meatballs in tomato sauce||Rainbow pizza||Quorn burger in a bun||Vegetarian sausage roll|
|Half cheese baguette||Ham finger roll||Tuna wrap||Chicken baguette||Egg mayo finger roll|
|Beef chilli||Roast chicken||All day breakfast (omelette, sausage/veg sausage, beans)||Chicken burger in a bun||Breaded fish|
|Pizza wrap||Quorn & vegetable tikka||Homemade quiche||Quorn & vegetables in sweet & sour sauce||Vegetarian sausage|
|Tuna & sweetcorn baguette||Roast beef sandwich||Cheese bap||Egg mayo finger roll||Quorn tikka wrap|