Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

From 15 April 2024 parents and carers will need the Arbor parent app to top up their child's school dinner account. Please see attached guidance note.

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Lunch Menu

We have a school kitchen on our site which provides hot and cold meals to our pupils everyday. Our catering provider, Aspens, regularly update their menu and sometimes offer special lunches to coincide with special events.

The kitchen provide FREE hot dinners to all children in Foundation and KS1 (Years 1 and 2), including a dessert. There is a daily vegetarian option. They also have the choice of a jacket potato with cheese or beans or hot tomato pasta with cheese.

Children in KS2 (Years 3- 6) can order a hot dinner, a jacket potato from a weekly menu, hot pasta or a school packed lunch option each day.  Lunch costs £2.47 per day and includes a main meal and a pudding. There is also a salad bar they can help themselves to.

School Meals Spring/Summer 2024 Menu

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 All children may choose to bring in their own packed lunch. This must include a healthy option for their lunch boxes i.e. cereal bars, yogurts and/or fruit. Whitefriars aims to promote healthy eating at our school. We do not allow children to have any sweets or chocolate. A biscuit covered in chocolate is allowed.

Food Allergies/Intolerances

We do have several pupils with severe nut allergies which we ask parents to be aware of.  We ask that you do not send pots/packets of whole nuts to the school.

More information about the meals prepared in our kitchen can be found on the Aspens website. Parents will be asked to complete a Special Diets Forms and submit it, along with medical paperwork, so that an individual menu can be devised to suit their needs.

Free School Meals

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered universal infant free school meals. This is regardless of your household income. 

You do not have to apply for universal free school meals. However, you can apply for your school to get extra funding from the Government (called Pupil Premium), if you receive one of the benefits listed below:

  • Universal Credit - with an annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190

Applying for Free School Meals

You can apply for free school meals online using your Norfolk Education Online (NEO) account, www.norfolk.gov.uk. Children in Year 3 -6 will be required to pay for their school meal unless they are eligible under this scheme.

If you have applied for school admissions online before, you may already have an account.

You can also download a paper form below or collect one from the school office. Return it to us and we will submit it to NCC on your behalf.

Free School meals application form

The Free School Meals Team can be contacted on 01603 222518 or by email at admissions@norfolk.gov.uk for further guidance/advice.