School Meals

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You may be entitled to receive free school meals. If you are, your child will be given a free school meal card.

 

Who is eligible?

Free school meals are available to some secondary school pupils. Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you get any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income–based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit if your taxable income is less than £16,190 and you don’t receive Working Tax Credit
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support under Section VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, and not through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. 


How to apply

You must apply for this service using the citizens portal:

 

 


The importance of free school meals

Applying for free school meals is very important because the amount of money that Arts and Media Islington receives from central government depends on the number of children registered as entitled to free school meals. For every registered child, the school receives additional funding to spend on extra resources such as extracurricular activities and support for its pupils. This is called the ‘Pupil Premium’.

The government has also stated that it is keen for universities to actively recruit pupils that have previously received free school meals so it is important that those eligible for free school meals do register for them.

Further information

For further information please visit the Islington Council website or contact the Free School Meals team freeschoolmeal@islington.gov.uk


Lunch Menu

Week 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Option 1Bangers and Mash with Red Onion Gravy Beef lasagne 50% plant basedRoast Chicken served with Potatoes and SauceMacaroni Cheese (V)Traditional Fish & Chips
Option 2Vegetarian Bangers and Mash with Gravy Vegetarian Bean Lasagne (V)Quorn Roast Slice with Potatoes and SauceLentil Curry with Rice (Ve)Spanish Omelette with Salad
VeggiesSweetcornRatatouilleCarrotsRoast PeppersPeas & Beans
Dessert of the dayApple Strudel Cake SliceCocoa & Beetroot SliceApple FlapjackApple FlapjackOrange Brownie
Bottled Water, Fresh Milk & Fresh Fruit available
Packed LunchesWholemeal baguette Tuna Mayo & Salad (F) or
Cheese & Salad (V)
Carrot Sticks (V)
Sultana Shortbread
Easy Peeler
Chicken Mayo wrap or
Hummus Vegetable pitta (Ve)
Cucumber Sticks
Apple & Berry Turnover
Banana
Hot dog Quorn Sausage (V)
Sweet Chili Bean in a pitta (Ve)
Paprika Straws & celery
Carrot Cake
Easy Peeler
Wholemeal Sandwich: Cajun Turkey Salad
Cajun Roast Vegetable (Ve)
Curried Florets
Cheese Stick & Crackers
Green Apple
Bagel:
Salmon & Cucumber (F)
Egg & Cress Mayo (V)
Assorted Crudités
Chocolate Beetroot Brownie
Pineapple Stick
Legend: (V) Vegetarian, (Ve) Vegan, (F) Fish
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Option 1Chicken Stir Fry with NoodlesPenne BologneseRoast Turkey served with Roast Potatoes and GravyCajun Mixed Bean Wrap (V) with RiceSalmon Fish Fingers & Chips
Option 2Vegetarian Stir Fry with Rice Vegetarian Penne Bolognese (V)Lentil Roast Slice with Roast Potatoes and GravyVegetarian Samosas with Rice (Ve)Broccoli & Potato Frittata (V)
VeggiesBroccoliGreen BeansCauliflowerRoasted PeppersPeas
Baked Beans
Dessert of the dayBerry & Apple TurnoverCoconut Sponge Sultana ShortbreadIced Raisins BunCheese & Crackers
Bottled Water, Fresh Milk & Fresh Fruit available
Packed LunchesWholemeal Baguette:
Coronation Chicken or
Coronation Beans (V)
Cucumber & celery Sticks
Apple oaty square
Banana
Tuna Sweetcorn wrap or
Cheese & Salad bagel (V)
Carrot Sticks
Mandarin & cinnamon cake
Easy Peelers
Pitta Pockets:
BBQ Chicken & Slaw
BBQ Quorn & Slaw (V)
Sliced Peppers
Crackers and cheese
Apple
Handmade Calzone:
Cheese, Tomato Basil (V)
Roast Vegetables & Chickpeas (Ve)
Courgette Sticks
Chocolate & Mandarin Cake Slice
Red Apples
Fish Fingers Bun & Lemon Mayonnaise (F)
Sweet Chili Bean Patty Bun (Ve)
Cucumber Chunks
Peach Turnover
Pineapple Stick
Legend: (V) Vegetarian, (Ve) Vegan, (F) Fish

Available  Daily:

  • Freshly cooked jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings (where advertised)
  • Bread freshly baked on site daily
  • Daily salad selection

ALLERGY INFORMATION:

If your child has an allergy or intolerance please ask a member of the catering team for information. If your child has a school lunch and has a food allergy or intolerance you will be asked to complete a form to ensure we have the necessary information to cater for your child. We use a large variety of ingredients in the preparation of our meals and due to the nature of our kitchens it is not possible to completely remove the risk of cross contamination.

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