You should have all now received log in details to access our new cashless payment system SIMS Pay. If you are an EYFS or Key Stage 1 parent this site will only be used to pay for trips as currently your child's meals are government funded. For KS2 parents, you will need to 'load' money onto your account to cover the cost of your child's meal. This can be done weekly, monthly or termly in any amount. The teacher will ask each child in the morning if they are having a school dinner or packed lunch, and once marked, the payment will be taken from your account automatically.
Chartwell provides the catering at The Academy of Cuxton Schools. Chartwells school menus are compliant with the School Food Standards as set out in the School Food Plan and follow the plans recommended portion size guidelines for primary and secondary aged pupils. Our recipes & menus are developed in line with current UK healthy eating guidelines and closely follow the principles set out within the Eatwell Guide, which was released in March 2016. The Food for Life catering mark provides independent endorsement that Chartwells are meeting the School Food Standards and serving food prepared from fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. Many of Chartwells menus comply with these high standards (Bronze, Silver or Gold), supporting schools to impact both pupils and the wider community
With approximately 20% of the UK population affected by an allergy, allergies must remain at the top of everyone’s agenda; at Chartwells, the safety of the pupils we cater for is our number one priority. We understand the importance of ensuring that pupils with medical diets can continue to enjoy a safe, balanced meal alongside their peers in school. As such, the Chartwells medical diet policy has been developed specifically for the school kitchen environment and enables us to cater to as many children as possible, as safely as possible.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals. To apply visit http://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
If you think you may be eligible, you can apply for free school meals. If you are successful in your application, the school will receive Pupil Premium Funding but also your child will be eligible for daily free school lunches going forward. This is different to universal free school meals, where all Infant aged children receive free lunches, so we urge you to apply regardless of whether your child is already receiving the universal free school meals or not. If your child has ever been registered for Free School Meals, they then automatically receive Pupil Premium funding for a further 6 years, regardless of your future financial status.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
· Income Support
· income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
· income-related Employment and Support Allowance
· support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
· Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
· Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
· Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
As a school, with the funding we receive, we allocate £50 per Pupil Premium child towards trips/school uniform each academic year. In the next academic year, we will also be investigating the possibility of contributing towards other extra-curricular activities with the funding.
To apply for Free School Meals, please use the following hyperlink https:// www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/medway/
The school will automatically be informed if your application is successfully.