For this academic year (2023-2024), the Mayor of London has arranged for all primary school children in London to have a free lunch. Therefore all pupils at Beaumont Primary School from Reception to Year 6 are entitled to a free school meal every day.
Beaumont Primary School has been accredited with The Healthy Schools Standard and is in the process of introducing a Food Policy to promote a healthy lifestyle. We have launched a Lunchtime Charter through Recipe for Change to help preserve the valuable lunchtime social occasions and create a restaurant-style lunch experience for the school to help improve safety and behaviour as well as motivating children to sit and eat together. The Lunchtime Charter is based on the Beaumont Values.
Beaumont has its own kitchen and all meals are cooked on the premises daily. Children may choose either to have a school meal or a home packed lunch. The school meal provides a choice of a hot or cold menu, with salad bar.
If there is any reason why your child cannot eat a particular food, then a note to this effect should be sent to the school office and then your child will be offered an alternative choice.
From April 2018, the school caterers are Collegiate Trading Ltd ("CTL"). CTL is a separate trading company of The Collegiate Trust - a multi-academy trust whose schools include Riddlesdown Collegiate in Purley and Gossops Green and Waterfield Primary Schools in Crawley. CTL understands the importance of healthy eating from a young age, and so, work hard to educate their schools through their food, trained staff and school compliant menus. Alongside a 3-week menu cycle, CTL offer a packed lunch option with a choice of 3 different fillings daily together with fresh fruit, vegetables or a cheese portion. The children also have the option to add a yoghurt or hot dessert to their packed lunch.
Children who do not wish to eat a meal provided by the school, may bring a packed lunch. Please provide your child with a suitable, clearly named, 'coolbag'.
The lunch should not contain sweets, chocolate or drinks. These are discouraged as part of our Healthy Schools Policy.
All children need to bring in a named water bottle whether they have a school meal or a packed lunch.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Although all primary school children are entitled (2023-2024) to a universal free school meal, parents/carers might be eligible for additional funding, e.g. holiday vouchers. Please use the eligibility checker to see if you qualify for this additional support.
Free meals are dependent upon financial circumstances and forms are also available from the school office.
All you need to do is enter your name, date of birth, national insurance number, address and child’s details. If you are eligible the school is notified.
Even if your child does not wish to have a school meal but is still entitled, PLEASE register as the school receives funding for each child entitled to free meals.
Your child may be eligible if you have claimed one of the following benefits within the last 6 years:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you have not received working tax credit and have an income of less than £16,190)