At Heathlands, we will provide:
Chartwells' Creative Kitchen provide our meals. This is their website. All the meals they provide are nutritionally balanced and meet stringent government guidelines. The menu is on their website and can also be obtained from the school office.
Children and parents must select meals at least a week in advance. This can be done for a whole term if preferred. The order form can be obtained from the School Office and any payment should also be made to the office.
Vegetarian diets are provided for and special dietary requirements can be catered for on production of medical evidence which can be from the GP or hospital; parents will also need to sign a Chartwells consent form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please see our School Office.
Recently our kitchen team went to visit Chartwell's Creative Kitchen hub in Poole to check on how meals are prepared for our children. The team, Marion, Barbara and Sue asked some challenging questions and offered opinions and advise to their Head Chef, Grant, and Customer Services Manager, Vicky.
It was a worthwhile visit and as a result we hope to put on a taster day at Heathlands for parents to come in and sample the food.
From left to right - Marion, Sue G, Barbara, Vicky (Chartwells), Sue K, Julie (from the council) and in the back row is Grant.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
From September 2014, every pupil became eligible for free school meals.
Some families will also be entitled to free school meals on grounds of income (as detailed below). If this is the case we ask you please to still register with the council and let us know you have done so – this is really important because the school will receive extra funding and because you may be entitled to help with school uniform.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals are there to help lower income families. You can register your child for free school meals if you receive any of these benefits. Online application form or contact the Free School Meals Customer Service Team on 01202 456222.
NB. If you are only entitled to Working Tax Credit you will NOT be eligible for Free School Meals
Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)*
Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)*
Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
Child Tax Credit, but only if your annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, is no more than £16,190.
Working Tax Credit ‘Run On’ – the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit. You will need the National Insurance Number for you and partner, the name and date of birth of your child and the name of the school.
*Please Note: The eligibility criteria for FSM has recently changed meaning that equal based JSA or ESA is now an eligible benefit and a parent receiving this benefit is eligible for FSM.