Free School Meals
Applying for free school meals can save you hundreds of pounds a year. Please read the information leaflet below to see if you are entitled to apply and how much money you could save. If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals please complete the form below and post or take it to:
Pupil Benefits Team,
Hackney Learning Trust,
1 Reading Lane,
Telephone: 020 8820 7248
Alternatively, you can now answer a few questions online at www.fsm.lgfl.net and find out if you may be eligible.
For more information please contact the Hackney Learning Trust.
Universal School Meals
The government enables every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools to receive a free school lunch. For more information on how this works please visit the gov.uk website.
It is important for children to be given a healthy packed lunch each day. A balanced meal makes a child alert and ready to aim high with their learning.
A balanced packed lunch should contain:
- Bread, rice, potatoes or pasta
- Meat, fish, eggs or beans (this can be put in a sandwich or wrap)
- Cheese or yoghurt
- A portion of fruit, for example, apple, banana, pear, grapes, satsuma or strawberries.
Foods which should not be put in a packed lunch:
Crisps, chocolates, fizzy drinks, biscuit bars or anything sugary.
Please do come and talk to us if you would like some ideas about how to provide healthy meals for your child.
Water is available in the dining hall at lunchtimes and in the playground during playtime. We encourage children to drink freely at these times.