The benefits of eating a balanced nutritious meal at lunchtime have been proven to lead to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children who are able to perform better. With this in mind children are encouraged to have a hot school meal, alternatively they can choose to bring a packed lunch from home.
Meals are provided by Norse and cooked on site, a copy of the latest menu is available to download here. In addition to these menus a jacket potato option with a choice of fillings is also available. Please take the time to go through the menus with your child so they are aware of the meals on offer. (Please note we are unable to provide the packed lunch option).
Special Dietary Requirements
Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please contact the school office for further information. In 2014 the EU Food Information Regulations for Consumers (1169/2011) required businesses including schools to provide allergy information on food sold unpackaged. As school meal providers Norse have produced a list of the 14 food allergens. Click here for information.
Ordering and Payment of School Meals
Pulham Primary School uses an secure online meal ordering and payment system called ParentPay. Registration details are provided as soon as a pupil enrols with the school. Meals can be ordered for the whole term, half a term or week by week. Please note, if ordering weekly this must be completed by 8.00 am on a Monday morning, meals cannot be ordered online after this time and the school office can only accept bookings in an emergency.
Children in Reception through to Year 2 are entitled to a free meal under the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal initiative, their account will not be charged for any meal orders. Meals taken by children in Year 3 to 6 are charged at £2.30 per day. Sufficient funds must be added to your ParentPay account before a meal order can be placed.
Free School Meals
To be entitled to free school meals parents must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Guaranteed Pension Credit
- Child Tax credit and your income (as calculated by the Inland Revenue) is less than £16,190
- Universal Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act (1999)
To access the Free School Meals application form please click here Alternatively, paper copies of the form are available from the school office. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.