St. Gregory's is a 'Healthy School' and we actively encourage children to bring healthy lunchboxes and snacks.
All children are encouraged to bring their own bottle of water into school on a daily basis.
We pride ourselves on the quality of the meals provided for our children. You can now read our school dinner menus below:
And for parents whose children prefer to bring a packed lunch, here are some ideas:
Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme? By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.
Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk
If your child is under five:
If your child is over five:
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.
Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of,
one or more of the following benefits:
• 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
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The guarantee element of 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
In addition, the following pupils will be protected against losing their free school meals as
• From 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time.
• In addition, any child gaining eligibility for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals during the Universal Credit rollout period.
• Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because they are earning above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (i.e. primary or secondary).
The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.
A pupil is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been
made on their behalf, and their eligibility has been verified by the school where they are
enrolled or by the local authority.
Pupil Premium is extra money paid direct to schools for each child who is eligible for Free School Meals. It is used to support your child's education. Please apply for free schools meals if you are eligible so that St Gregory's gets this money.
From September 2014 the government are introducing Universal Infant Free School Meals for all pupils in Reception, Years 1 and 2. In order to recognise who is eligible for universal meals and who qualifies for free school meals for funding purposes, we would encourage all parents to register by completing an application form even if the child does not wish to receive a meal.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, information can be obtained from the school office.
If your child is in Year 3 or above, you can complete an online Free School Meals Application Form.