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’.
Packed lunches should not contain nuts.
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.
Please see a member of staff if your child has any dietary requirements or allergies.
Free school meals
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
I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you
Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson
The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be
The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset
Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun
The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year
Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things