Redmile CE Primary School works with Leicestershire School Food Support to provide good value, nutritionally based school meals.
Our school meals are freshly prepared daily at Bottesford CE Primary School and brought to Redmile by courier in special insulated containers. Our staff are fully trained in handling and serving food safely and at the correct temperatures.
As a healthy school we actively encourage good quality nutrition and children have a variety of choices of vegetables, salad and fruit each day.
- Dinners cost £2.40 per day (£12.00 a week) for Key Stage 2 children.
- Parents may also apply for free school meals for their child – please contact the school office for further details. Savings to each family by opting for FSM could total around £450 per child, per year so we would certainly encourage you to take up the offer if you can.
- Dinners are free for all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 as of September 2014. These are known as Universal Free School Meals. We will order a meal for your child every day, unless you inform us otherwise.
Parents are required to complete an order form and for those who need to pay, you will be invoiced directly via ParentPay enabling you to pay on-line. See the link below for ease of access.
Although we encourage children to have a cooked meal, they can bring a healthy packed lunch if they wish. We do not encourage sweets, fizzy drinks or excessive sugary foods and we value parents support with this.
We encourage healthy choices for children bringing packed lunches from home. Packed lunches need to include:
- Something substantial (such as a sandwich, a wrap or some pasta).
- Some vegetables or fresh fruit.
- A yogurt or healthy dessert.
- A drink (water or fruit juice).
- As a Healthy school, we advise against sending sweets.
We currently have no children with a nut allergy, however when we do, we operate a nut-free school. Please advise the class teacher if your child has any specific dietary need and we will work together to support them.
Please contact the school for more advice or information if required. School dinners are served daily in the school hall where children eat together to enjoy both school meals and packed lunches.
Chef Development Manager for Leicestershire Food Support Services, Brian Gardiner, states in their recent newsletter: “Myself and the team have worked closely with our dieticians Paula and Jessica to reduce the sugar and fat content of many of our dishes so that you will still be able to enjoy our dishes without this effecting the taste and quality of our end product; we do this to meet the Government Standards for food that is served in Primary Schools across the UK.
We are very proud to say that we hold the Gold Food For Life award. Up to 30% of green house gas emissions globally are linked to agriculture and food production, and the environmental impact of the food we eat is one of the key changes we can make to tackle the issue of climate change. Reductions in red and processed meat is something we have worked hard on in this menu. We work closely with all our suppliers to ensure we supply you with the best quality ingredient’s, locally sourced where ever possible. All the meat we use on our menu is Red Tractor, Farm Assured and wherever possible we use Organic Meat. For our customers that are non-meat eaters then please be assured that we only use the finest tried and tested ingredients in your recipes too.”
Find out what your children will be enjoying at dinner time by clicking on the menu below or you can visit the website for updated live feeds to include recipe ideas and theme days.
Food Allergies or Intolerances: If you would like more information on your food or drink choice, please speak to a member of staff before ordering.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to children from low income households. If your child is eligible for free school meals, not only will they benefit from a free healthy and nutritious meal every lunch time, the school will also receive additional funding (Pupil Premium) to help them fulfil their potential at school as well.
Who is eligible?
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
income-based Job seekers Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (i.e. they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.
Download an application form below for free school meals.
The free school meals form should be sent to County Hall:
School Food Support Service
If you have any problems filling out the form please contact the school for help on 01949 842429.
Additionally, if you require require any advice about your eligibility for free school meals, please telephone School Food Support on 0116 3057093 or 0116 3056588.