School Meals, Packed Lunches and Drinks

Children may stay at school at lunchtimes for either a full school dinner or they can bring a packed lunch to school. Children may go home for lunch by arrangement.

School meals

Information about school meals can be found on www.gov.im/categories/education-training-and-careers/school-meals/. School meals are payable online via ParentPay or by cheque or cash and are required to be paid in advance. Cheques are payable to ‘Isle of Man Government’.

Information regarding the cost of school dinners can be obtained from the School Administrator.

Parents in receipt of Supplementary Benefit or Family Income Supplement are eligible for free dinners; application should be made online at

https://www.gov.im/categories/education-training-and-careers/school-meals/free-school-meals-application-form/

Please note, late applications will result in you having to pay for your child’s meals from the start of the academic year until approval of your application is received.

If your child is going to be late arriving in school please let us know so that we can inform the kitchen of dinner numbers and choices.

Packed Lunches

If not carefully controlled, packed lunches can be the cause of mess and disappointment. The complete meal must be brought to school in a SINGLE stout container clearly labelled with the child’s name. Drinks must be in a stout container (no glass bottles please) with a secure lid. You may wish to keep your child’s lunch cool with a suitable ice pack. If possible, try to provide a lunch box that can be washed or put through a dishwasher. As we have several nut allergy sufferers as well as a pupil who is severely allergic to sherbet, therefore please do not send any nuts, nut butters or cakes in a packed lunch box. The slightest contact could be extremely dangerous to these children.

Sweets or chewing gum are not allowed in lunchboxes, even small packs!

Drinks

Children are encouraged to bring their own drink into school in a named container (milk or uncarbonated sugar free juice) and should be taken home at the end of the day for cleaning and replenishment. Water is available to children throughout the day.