The Street, Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6PA
Growth with Progress
Mealtimes take place in Elmsett Village Hall, with school dinners being brought in from the kitchen at Bildeston Primary School. A nourishing, well-balanced two course meal is served and is of a type which appeals to children. A vegetarian option is available as well as Jacket Potato (this does need to be specified at the time of ordering).
Children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. Please let the office know if your child will be taking up the free meals. If they require the Jacket Potato option, please let the office know by 9am on the Monday morning for meals that week (as they are pre-ordered from Bildeston Primary School), or you can let the office know in advance as the meals are on a 3 week rolling menu.
For KS2 children, dinner money is collected on Mondays only and may be paid weekly, termly or half termly at the start of each period. The current cost of meals is £2.10 per child per day.
It is very important that parents bring the money to the school office by 9am Monday morning in an envelope stating clearly the name of the child/ren, the days that the meals are required and whether any of them should be Option 1 or a Jacket Potato. (Older children may be given the envelopes to hand in at registration). Payment can be made by tendering the correct cash or by cheque made payable to Suffolk County Council. Please note: Due to the fact that meals are not made on site, we cannot order them on any day other than a Monday morning.
Free meals are available to children with parents who claim Income Support or other specific circumstances. Please ask at the School Office for details. (All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence).
Your child will be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following benefits:
If your child does not wish to have a school meal they may bring in a packed lunch (in a named container please). Please do not include sweets, fizzy drinks or glass bottles. Chilled water is freely available to all children and water bottles with wide necks may be refilled.
Milk is free for all children under the age of five at snack-time and additionally is available to all children who have a school dinner. If you would like your child to have milk at break-times, please contact the office.
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) are eligible to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable through the Government Fruit and Veg Scheme (an explanatory letter is enclosed in this pack). Excess fruit and veg is offered to the older children and if your child wishes to bring in their own healthy snack they may do so (no sugary snacks please). They may also bring in their own water bottle, which they can refill with cooled filtered drinking water provided by the PTA. Water bottles should be wide necked to avoid spillages when refilling.