School Dinners and Free School Meals
SCHOOL MEALS FROM ASPENS
Aspens Catering supply our school lunch service. Bridget and Tara are the kitchen team from Aspens at BJS. Aspens pride themselves on delivering a menu that is simple to understand, whilst providing a selection of dishes that the children will eat as well as provide the necessary nutrients needed for them to grow healthily and keep energised. Please click here to visit Aspens' website and read more about their approach to school meals.
Families are now able to choose and pay for their child's meals on a day-by-day, weekly or even termly basis using the Aspens 'Select' online payment system. This means greater flexibility and choice for busy families!
Themed menu days will be available throughout the school year. These days will be advertised in advance to parents via email and other school communication.
If your child has any food intolerances or allergies, please contact the school office for further advice and to collect a specialist menu application form to be completed and returned to Aspens.
Free School Meals
There are two schemes in place:
- Universal Infant free school meals – for all children in Reception Year, Year 1 and Year 2. These are automatically given at the school and you do not need to apply for them.
- Free School Meals – for those on qualifying benefits. Please apply for these using the online checker in the link below.
Some children may be entitled to Free School Meals if their parents/carers receive certain benefits. If you are on these benefits, please use the link below to apply for free school meals. You can still apply for free school meals using the checker if you claim benefits and have a child in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.
The allocation of Free School Meals means that the school will also be allocated some additional funding to support small group learning and can be used to subsidise school trips, uniform etc.