At Pippins School, we use Surrey Commercial Services to provide our school meal service. Cooked meals, including a vegetarian option, are prepared daily and children are offered a choice of main courses and desserts. Meals are eaten in the dining hall.
The cost of a school meal in September 2020 - 2021 is £2.45. Payments are made through Arbor and accounts can be topped up in advance.
Some people like to choose a mix of school dinners and packed lunch for their child – that’s absolutely fine.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to some children according to family income. It’s important to register for entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch – this is so we can receive additional funding (called the pupil premium) which we can use to help your child.
Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Guarantee pension credit
- Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and an annual income lower than the limit set by the Government
- Working Tax Credit Run On because you have ceased work or reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week
To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals, please speak to a member of staff in the school office.