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School Meals


Our School currently uses Chartwells who are the leading provider of catering and support services to schools.


At Squirrel Hayes First School your Child can choose a different option for dinner every day of the week! Our School dinners cost just £2.82 and can be paid by using your Parent Pay  (please see the link to parent pay on the homepage)


Please click the link below to view the current menu:-


Free School Meals


Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime, and you can save yourself time and money.


Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.


We are now introducing an online self-checking service.  This means that parents apply by inputting all of the same details as previously completed on the paper forms, but the system will automatically check with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to see if they are entitled.


They will then be given an instant decision and any successful application will be forwarded to the Free School Meals Team to set up on the system and advise the relevant school(s).


The link to the self checking application form can be found on the website at


We hope that you find this new system helpful.


Remember, there is nothing to lose by completing the application, and even if the meals are not taken, the school will benefit.


Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Universal)


From September 2014, if you have an infant age child (those in Reception, year 1 or year 2) they can receive free school meals even if you don't meet the criteria and without completing an application for them - for more information please contact the school office.

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