School Meals

School Dinner Menus

The school dinners will cycle through a three week menu. The three downloads below will show you the school menu up till the Easter break 2018.

Menus

Free School Meals

Did you know that just by registering your child for Free School Meals, St Bernard’s receives an additional £900.00?

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called ‘Pupil Premium’.

For every Child registered, St Bernard’s Catholic High School receives an additional £900.00 ‘pupil premium’. This additional income could be used for Teaching resources, ICT equipment, PE equipment etc

Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Revenue and Benefits Customer Services at RMBC – 01709 336006.

If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than over £350.00 per year) and the school gets the ‘Pupil Premium’ of £900.00.

If you don’t want your child to have the school meal they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school will still receive the additional funding.

No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

As school now has the cashless lunch system in place. The free school meal allocation will be automatically added to your child’s lunch card and the allocation may be spent at the breakfast bar as well as at lunch time.

The system is anonymous and therefore other students will have no idea of the free school meal allocation!

You may qualify even if you are not unemployed - You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.00
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • If you feel you are eligible for free school meals please apply as soon as possible by contacting Revenue and Benefits Customer Services at RMBC – 01709 336006.