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Roecroft Lower School

School Meals

At Roecroft we encourage Healthy Eating and now hold the Enhanced Healthy Schools Status.

School meals are provided by HCL who follow strict healthy eating guidelines.  We also like to try and encourage parents to provide healthy packed lunches too. Please remember we are an ALLERGY AWARE school and request that snacks and packed lunches are nut free. 

Lunch time arrangements

Reception and KS1 Classes – 11.45-1pm

KS2 Classes – 1-2.15pm

If your child is in KS2 please send them in with a mid-morning snack that they will eat at break time.   Examples of healthy snacks are as follows:

  • Fruit and veg
  • Healthy Cereal bar (no nuts)
  • An additional roll or sandwich to their lunch
  • Dairylea Cheese/dippers
  • Malt Loaf
  • Crackers
  • Croissant 

School Lunch Menu (Summer - Winter 2024)

School meals are free for ALL children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2).

Payment information for children in KS2 (years 3 and 4)

School Meals are priced at £2.50 per day and can be paid online via SchoolGrid. Payment must be made in advance or on the day, you are very welcome to pay for longer blocks of time if needed.

*** Please note we cannot give credit ***

SchoolGrid - School Meal Ordering

Our school meals are provided by HCL. They use an app called SchoolGrid which enables parents to pre-order school meals in advance. 

All school meals must be ordered via SchoolGrid, whether Free School Meals, Universal Free School Meals or Paid School Meals so please ensure your account is set up in advance as you will be unable to order without an account set up.

Link to SchoolGrid App: SchoolGrid

Parents/carers can pre-order up to 8:50am each morning. 

If your child is going to be late in to school, please ensure you place their school meal order via SchoolGrid before 8:50am or alternatively contact the school office with their meal choice before 9:30am, if you do not place an order before 9:30am you will need to provide a packed lunch from home.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding school meals, allergens, payments etc, please do not hesitate to contact HCL Customer Care, Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm, on 01707 938625, or by email to hcl.info@hcl.co.uk.

Welcome to HCL - Letter to Parents/Carers 

About us - HCL

Allergies and food intolerances - HCL

Free school meals

Every year schools are in a position to receive additional funding called the Pupil Premium Grant. The school carefully uses this funding to provide additional support to pupils within the school day. It is also used to help families towards the cost of things such as tuition, trips and breakfast clubs and means pupils can continue to receive free school meals in Years 3 and 4.

ALL children in Reception Yr1 and Yr2 automatically qualify for Universal Free School Meals but they do not automatically qualify for this additional funding. 

A child may be eligible for this grant where their family is in receipt of one of the following: 

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

As is common in most schools, a number of parents whose children attend fail to claim FSM funding. Even if your child currently has a packed lunch, or is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you should still apply as you may be offered help with the cost of Uniform, School Trips and Clubs.  Please check on Free School Meals (FSM) to see if you qualify and follow the instructions below to claim.

You can apply by:

Phone on 0300 300 8306

This line is open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

 Please make sure you have the following to hand when you call: 

  • National Insurance numbers and dates of birth for you and your partner
  • Dates of birth for your children
  • If you receive National Asylum Seekers Support you will need your NASS number