At lunchtime we encourage children to have an Academy meal. These are cooked on site and are nutritionally balanced and always offer a choice. Meals are priced at £2.40 a day for children in Years 3-6. Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal. Your child in years 3-6 may be eligible for Free School Meals, please see details below on how to apply.
For information on how you can pay for your child's Academy lunches please see our Parent Pay page.
Children who do not want an Academy meal may bring in their own packed lunch, which should be healthy, with a balanced selection of food including fruit or vegetables, and a drink. No sweets, foods containing nuts or fizzy drinks are allowed. We are a NUT FREE school as we have several children and members of staff who have Nut allergies. Please do not give your child nuts or foods containing nuts including Nutella and certain cereal bars.
Water is available to children all day long.
At lunchtime we encourage students to have an Academy meal. These are cooked on site and are nutritionally balanced. We always offer a choice including vegetarian and Halal.
All of our meals comply with the latest healthy eating standards set by the government and Café O has been increasingly popular this year since new menus were introduced and a new chef joined us.
For information on how you can pay for your child's Academy lunches please see our Parent Pay page. Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please see details below on how to apply.
Applying for Free School Meals
Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal.
Additionally, If you are a parent or carer, and receive certain benefits, then your child in year 3 and above may be eligible for Free School Meals.
If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child is eligible for Free School Meals.
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)
- The Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- 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)
What do I do next?
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals or you think they may be please apply now:
- Apply online at: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/link2ict
- or ask at Reception for details and help in completing your application
If your application for Free School Meals is successful, Oasis Academy Shirley Park will be informed and will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium). Even if your child currently has Universal Free School Meals it is important that you apply for the school to receive the Pupil Premium payment.