School lunches

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)


Why claim?

  • 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

Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others.

Ofsted comments

Pupils report that bullying is rare, but if it happens, staff will sort it out quickly and fairly.

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Pupils enjoy coming to Wheeler Primary School every day.

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Leaders are passionate about preparing pupils to be good citizens for the world beyond Wheeler Primary School

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Pupils take books home which contain the sounds that they are learning in class. This gives them plenty of practice.

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Leaders have designed and implemented an ambitious and well-planned curriculum.

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The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset

Children's comments

Pupils are excited about adding experiences to their ‘Bag for Life’.

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It is a safe and happy place to learn.

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Leaders and teachers have high expectations for every child.

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Pupils in key stage 2 talk confidently about a wide range of authors and texts they have read.

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Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun

Children's comments

The pastoral team works well together to ensure that pupils are safe.

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Leaders give pupils the opportunity to complete well-planned and exciting
activities, such as performing in front of an audience, in order to create a ‘bag’ full of life experiences as they progress through the school. .

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The school has made recent changes to the teaching
of phonics to help pupils get off to the best start with their reading.

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The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year

Children's comments

Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson

Children's comments

Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things

Children's comments

I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you

Children's comments

Parents say that the school is ‘fantastic’ and that staff ‘greet the children come hail, rain or shine’ every morning as they arrive.

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Classrooms are calm and purposeful places for pupils to learn.

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The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be

Children's comments

The support that leaders provide for families is a strength of the school.

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The leader’s vision for the school is demonstrated in the way pupils behave

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They want pupils to ‘Be Respectful, Responsible and Resilient in Learning and Life’

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Pupils are proud to be part of the Wheeler family.

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There are
opportunities for pupils to attend different clubs and raise funds for charities

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