School meal standards
Southwark schools provide a fully inclusive two course meal for a set price each day, in line with national nutritional standards. These ensure that children are provided with a healthy, balanced diet.
The new standards require:
- High quality meat, poultry or oily fish are regularly available
- At least two portions of fruit and vegetables with every meal
- Bread, other cereals and potatoes are regularly available
Additionally, there are controls on the following foods:
- Deep fried food limited to no more than two portions per week
- Fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate and other confectioneries may be removed from school meals and vending machines
If you have any queries about school catering or if your child has dietary requirements, you can contact the head teacher or the school governors.
Free School Meals
It is very important that if you think that you are eligable for free school meals that you apply for them, it could save you over £400 a year!
In England, children are eligible to receive free school meals (FSM) if their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- 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 they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.