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Free School Meals

Are you eligible?

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Your child will be eligible if you receive one of the following:

 

  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support

 

Children, who receive these benefits directly instead of through a parent or guardian can also get a free school meal.

 

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

 

Children who attend reception to year 2 are entitled to a meal free of charge under a government scheme called Universal Infant Free School Meals, but your school still needs you to register to enable them to receive the extra funding.

 

https://go.walsall.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/schools-in-walsall/school-meals/free-school-meals

Please use this form to apply for Free school meals

School meals 

What does school offer?

 

Walsall Catering Service, the council’s own catering department, provides school meals in 64 schools across the borough.

 

Meals are cooked freshly every day by well trained staff, using high quality ingredients. All menus comply with the Government’s new food and nutrient standards introduced to ensure children are guaranteed a tasty and nutritious meal.

 

School meals are now made using less sugar, salt and fat, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. They include a wide range of healthy options, and combine traditional favourite dishes such as roast dinners, with new and exciting ranges including chicken joe wraps.

 

A wider range of fresh fruit and vegetables are on offer with strawberries, grapes and melon a regular feature, alongside the staples of bananas, apples and oranges. Salad bars are now available in all primary and secondary schools.

Click here to view Walsall Councils Website:

 

https://go.walsall.gov.uk/

 

 

Click here to see the government food standards

Lunch Menu

 

Lunches will be on a 3 week rota system.

 

In addition, jacket potatoes are available to order everyday with a choice of tuna, sweetcorn, cheese and beans. 

In Winter we do NOT offer the option of sandwiches. 

 

   

The menu is on a 3 week rota system so please look carefully at the dates and what food is available each week.

 

Week 1

Week commencing: 08/04/24, 29/04/24, 20/05/24, 17/06/24, 08/07/24, 09/09/24, 30/09/24, 21/10/24

 

 

Main

Sides

Pudding

Monday

Chicken Nuggets

Quorn Nuggets (V)

Oven Baked Chips  

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Shortcake & Custard 

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits 

Tuesday

 

Pizza of the Day 

Margherita Pizza (V)

 

Herbie Diced Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fruit Sponge & Custard 

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits 

Wednesday

Wrap of the Day - Crispy Chicken 

Quorn Wrap (V) 
 

(Wednesday 19th June - Celebration Meal - BBQ Buffet style lunch, hotdog, burger, chicken nuggets, sausage roll, pomme noisette potatoes, salad and a selection of cakes.)

Jacket Wedges 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Orange Chocolate Cake 

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits 

Thursday

Chicken Curry 

Quorn Curry (V)

 

(Thursday 20th June - Crispy Chicken Wrap / Quorn Wrap)

Garlic Bread

Rice 

Naan Bread

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fruit Topped Jelly

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits

Friday

Battered Fish 

Macaroni Cheese (V)

 

Creamed Potatoes 

Garlice Bread 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ice Cream

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits 

 

Week 2

Week commencing:  15/04/24, 06/05/24, 03/06/24, 24/06/24, 15/07/24, 16/09/24, 07/10/24

 

 

Main

Sides

Pudding

Monday

Oven Baked 

Quorn Sausage (V)

Creamed Potatoes & Roast Potatoes  

Seasonal Vegetables 

 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Flap Jack  

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits 

Tuesday

 

Pizza of the Day 

Cheese & Potato Pie (V)

 

Jacket Wedges 

 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Choccy Beet & Custard 

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

Wednesday

Wrap of the Day  - Chicken Tikka 

Quorn Wrap (V) 

Pomme Noisettes 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Home Made Cookie

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

 

Thursday

Beef Burger 
Quorn Burger (V)

 

Herbie Diced Potatoes

 

 

Seasonal Vegetables 

 

 

Fresh Fruit Salad 

Iced Lemon Sponge & Custard 

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

 

 

Friday

Bacon Baguette 

Maccaroni Cheese (V)

Chips

Garlic Bread 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ice Cream 

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits

 

 

Week 3

Week commencing:  22/04/24, 13/05/24, 10/06/24, 01/07/24, 02/09/24, 23/09/24, 14/10/24

 

 

Main

Sides

Pudding

Monday

Wrap of the Day - Crispy Chicken 

Quorn Wrap (V)

Potato Waffles 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad 

Choc Crunch 

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

Tuesday

Pizza of the Day

Margherita Pizza (V)

Herbie Diced Potatoes 

Seasonal Vegetables  

Fresh Fruit Salad

Banana Cake & Custard 

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

Wednesday

Chicken Burger

Quorn Southern Fried Burger (V)

Jacket Wedges 

Seasonal Vegetables 

 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fruit Topped Jelly 

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

Thursday

Spaghetti Bolognese 

Quorn Meat Balls (V)

 

(16th May - Chicken Nuggets/Quorn Nuggets, Chips, Beans/Sweetcorn, Iced Sponge & Custard) 

Pasta 

Garlic Bread 

Seasonal Vegetables 

Fresh Fruit Salad 

Jam Feather Sponge & Custard

Yoghurt

Cheese & Biscuits 

Friday

Battered Fish

Macaroni Cheese(V)

 

Oven Baked Chips

Garlic Bread 

 

Baked Beans 

Sweetcorn 

 

 

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ice Cream 

Yoghurt 

Cheese & Biscuits

 

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