We have a fantastic Cook here at Sheldwich who cooks everything on the premises. She works for Principal Catering Ltd who source all fresh meat, vegetables and fruit locally. We can cater for any dietary needs e.g.coeliac, dairy intolerance, allergies including eggs and nuts, vegetarians etc. If you would like to meet Michelle, our cook, to discuss a particular food related issue, please do not hesitate to call us on 01795 532779 or pop in to the school office.
Meals for children in Classes 3 - 6 cost £2.30 per day. All meals must be paid for in advance either by cash, cheque payable to Principal Catering Ltd or on line at www.principals-catering.com.
If you would like hot meals for your Pre-Schooler, please let Mrs Ashmore know when you arrive with your child in the morning. Pre-School dinners cost £2.20 each and are served in the school hall.
Dinners need paying for in the same way as detailed above.
Universal Free School Meals
If your child is in Class R, 1 or 2 they are provided with free school meals and 98% of our KS1 children enjoy these meals every day. If you would rather your child ate a packed lunch, please let us know.
If any parents with children in KS1 ( Classes R, 1 or 2) are receiving any of the benefits below, you may be able to claim for extra financial help with uniform, school trips, music lessons etc. If you would like to know more, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
Class 3 - 6
If your child is in KS2 (Classes 3, 4, 5 or 6) you may be able to get free school meals for them. The quickest and easiest way to apply for school meals is to apply online.
You must receive one of these benefits to qualify:
You will be asked for proof of benefit after you apply.
Apply for your child's free school meals online. Your eligibility will be checked and your application processed straig
ht away. If your application is successful the school will be notified by email immediately and your child should start receiving their free school meal within 24 hours.
Payment for paid meals must be made in advance please. Principal Catering Ltd are not obliged to provide a meal unless it has been paid for. However we understand that occasionally there are special circumstances e.g. a packed lunch being left in the car or dinner money left on the table at home. Just telephone us and we will happily provide a meal with payment to come after.
Meals cost £2.30 per day or £11.50 for the week.
Many parents pay for the whole term to avoid the need for weekly payments. The cost for each term is as follows:
Term 1 £73.60
Term 2 £85.10
Term 3 £66.70
Term 4 £69.00
Term 5 £64.40
Term 6 £78.20
The most convenient way to pay for both parents and school is on line at www.principals-catering.com or click on the link below.