Our school meals are provided by Eden who are excited to introduce their new Gold Accredited lunch menu. Their Gold Food For Life menus are using more and more sustainable ingredients, supporting better animal welfare, creating more home-produced meals that taste great for our children. School meals are ordered via ParentPay, and all orders need to be placed by 9am on the day required. You can also take advantage of this ordering system to order a week, month or even a term in advance. Should you require any help using the portal, please call ParentPay on 02476 994820, Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, and they will be happy to help you. To find out more about Eden, please see the link below.
Eden have adopted the Gold Food For Life catering mark. The Food For Life catering mark is a unique way to gain independent endorsement for serving fresh food you can trust. Your new Food For Life menu includes seasonal produce with at least 75% of dishes freshly prepared by our well-trained school cooks. It’s a guarantee from the Soil Association that what’s on your menu is:
- Organic fresh beef and mince
- Farm assured free range pork
- Farm assured chicken, sausages and beef burgers
- MSC responsibly sourced fish
- Fairtrade bananas and sugar
- Free range eggs
- No undesirable additives or artificial trans fats
Their commitment to healthy eating in our schools is still as strong as ever. To ensure our children eat well and understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle they make sure that:
- Their menus meet or exceed government food and nutrition standards
- There are no undesirable additives or artificial transfats in their menus
- Their team of nutritionists develop all their menus to ensure balanced, healthy choices
- Their products from suppliers can be traced back to source
- Their menus can be adapted to meet your needs
If you’d like to know more about their school meals please contact them using the below email.
Special Diets – If your child requires a special diet please contact area manager Karen Jones by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of their managers will contact you to arrange a visit to discuss your child’s dietary needs.
Autumn/Winter 2018/9 Menu
Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
Since 1st September 2014, all Key Stage 1 and Reception pupils have been entitled to recieve a free school meal as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) initiative, regardless of what benefits being claimed by parents. St Dennis Primary Academy may be entitled to claim Pupil Premium funding to support your child’s education, just by you completing an application form. This would give your child access to reduced music tuition, continuation of free school meals into Key Stage 2 and some financial bursary to school overnight trips and educational visits, as well as allowing the school to provide additional learning support where required.
You can download the application form for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding below. Please take a moment to read the guidance on the form and apply if you think you may be entitled to this benefit.