School Meals

At Oakwood Primary Academy we believe that dinner time is a good social opportunity for the children. School dinners are provided by our Facilities Management company, Carillion.

The children eat their lunch between 11:40 am –  1.00 pm

There is a cafeteria system with rolling lunchtimes as follows:

Foundation Stage (full time children) – 11:40 am – 12:30 pm
Key Stage 1 – 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Lower Key Stage 2 – 12:15 pm  – 1:00 pm

(Year 3 follow the KS1 times in September and move to the KS2 once they have settled in).

School dinners always provide a ‘sandwich option’. All children are given water to drink at lunchtime.

Children may bring a packed lunch from home, but it is requested that they are only sent with fruit juice to drink, and not fizzy drinks.

The children are supervised in the playground by supervisory assistants. This supervision is overseen by the Mid-day Supervisor. Very minor accidents are dealt with by the supervisors; more major ones are dealt with by suitably qualified staff.

School Meal Prices, from September 2016, will be:

Please note that all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to free school meals ('Universal free school meals').

  Nursery     Years 3 & 4     Years 5 & 6  
Daily £1.45 £2.05 £2.10
Weekly         N/A £10.25 £10.50

Payment for School meals must be made each Monday.  The money should be put in an envelope with your Child's name and Class clearly written on it, and handed in to the School Office.

Please note that arrears of dinner money will not be allowed to go beyond 2 weeks.  Any parents who are in arrears will be contacted by the School Office to request payment, and may be asked to send their child with a packed lunch until the arrears have been paid.

Milk is available free of charge for children from Reception to Year 2.  

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals contact the Benefits Helpline on: 0113 222 4404.  See also The Compton Centre leaflet below for further information.