Children may order a hot school dinner, bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch. Children going home should be back in time for afternoon lessons.
Packed lunches should be brought in a small bag or lunch box – we have very little room for storage.
We are a ‘Healthy School’ and would encourage you to a pack a ‘healthy lunch’.
Children in Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & 2) do not pay for school meals due to government funding
– it is FREE.
The cost of a school meal for children in Key Stage 2 is £1.50 per day.
At Wheeler we employ our own caterers who consistently produce nutritious and delicious meals. There is a wide variety of food choices with a fresh salad bar available each day.
Each meal is served with the option of water or juice.
Many of our families could get Free School Meals but do not claim for them; your child may be entitled to Free School Meals if you as the parent are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based)
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit)
- Save hundreds of pounds per year
- Extra funding for the school in the form of Pupil Premium
- It’s your entitlement
- No downside
- Other pupils and parents will not know you are claiming