We provide a varied and healthy selection of lunch options at Stag Lane Junior School.
School meals cost £2.20 per day
Free School Meals
To register for Free School Meals you can apply on line here: Register for Free School Meals
Please come and talk to Mrs Burris in the Office if you’re not sure.
Did you know that just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money? Register now to make sure we don’t miss out
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.
For every child registered Stag Lane Junior School receives additional funding which is paid annually to the school. The Pupil Premium funding is used in a variety of ways to improve the educational opportunities and outcomes for pupils entitled to it.
Examples of how this funding is used include:
- Additional Maths and Literacy support provided by both Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants
- Homework Clubs for our pupils to enable them to further their learning and receive additional support, especially if their parents are unable to help them. Children without Internet access are given the opportunity to use the school computers to research work and use educational programmes such as skoolbo . Support staff run the clubs outside of the school hours.
- The school part funds trips for pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant. Children who attend school trips, especially the Norfolk Residential Trip, reported how much they gained from the experience, becoming more confident and independent.
- We provide a Saturday School for pupils in Years 5 and 6 who need further support.Full details of how the funding is used can be found in the About Our School on this website.
How does it work?
1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed. You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
Your child will be entitled to free school meals if you receive one of the following income related benefits or support payments:
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance: Income Related
- Employment and Support Allowance: Income Related
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit - if your income is below £16,190
If you are receiving Working Tax Credit your child will not be entitled to free school meals.
2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify go on line. Use the link above.
3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more that £350 a year), extra benefits and the school gets additional funding.
4. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets additional funding.