Here at Chadwell Primary School we have our meals prepared by ISS Facility Services – Education
“Delivering delicious, balanced school meals in a fantastic environment is our pride, our passion and our commitment.”
ISS are passionate about the food and how it is sourced, prepared and delivered – continually striving to exceed expectations in the pursuit of excellence.
They have a proud history of working with pupils and local authorities around the country, significantly increasing the sourcing and quality of our ingredients, to create a variety of tasty, satisfying dishes for young people to enjoy.
ISS recently introduced the ‘Food Force 5’ brand, making every lunchtime an adventure!
Paying for School Dinners
Currently there are two options for paying dinner money:
Using a dinner money envelope available from the school office
As an online payment
Dinner money payments must be made on a Monday morning, to ensure your account is in credit with funds available for a school meal each day.
Should your account be in arrears of over £6 we will not be able to provide your child with a hot meal.
Cash or cheque payments must be placed in an envelope (ISS envelopes available at the school office) and marked clearly with your child’s name and class. Cheques should be made payable to London Borough of Redbridge.
Alternatively we recommend for parents to register for online payments where you can also view your transactions and see when your child has taken a school meal.
ISS have a website that allows parents to make secure online payments for school meals specifically for each child, using a debit card or credit card.
We are pleased to be able to offer your child the option of a halal meal as part of the school dinner menu. The halal option is in addition to the menu already available at Chadwell Primary.
Vegetarian pupils and pupils who eat non-halal meat will continue to have their same choices.
Halal certifications are available; please contact the school office if you would like copies.
If you would like your child to have the halal option when having a school dinner, there is a form available at the office for you to complete, and it will be recorded in the dinner register.
When your child goes into the dinner hall, they will be issued with a yellow wristband which they should wear up until they have had their meal when they will return it to catering staff. It is the responsibility of your child to look after the wristband and not take it off until after their lunch.
Parents whose children eat non-halal meat or are vegetarian do not need to do anything.
UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be eligible for Universal Free School Meals. We would encourage you to register your entitlement as all successful applications attract additional funding to our school which we can spend on resources for your children.
If you are in receipt of one or more of the listed benefits you should register for Universal Free School Meals:
Income Support (IS)
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
An income-related employment and support allowance
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that as of 6 April 2010 does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit -during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to free school lunches