All of the children are able to have a hot school meal every day. Unfortunately we don’t have the facilities to cook meals on the premises here at Borden so we have an arrangement through Principals Catering (link to website) who provide hot meals for children cooked off-site.  If you would like your child to have a hot school meal in school at anytime please contact the school office.

For more information about Principals Catering and the latest menu, click here.

Universal Free School Meals

From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered a free school meal. Children in Years 3-6 can also opt for a hot school meal every day so please inform the school office if you would like this for your child(ren).

Free School Meals – Eligibility criteria for other groups

We encourage all families to apply for ‘Free School Meal’ status (even if their child will receive a free school meal because of their age) if parents/carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

• Income Support

• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs)

• Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

• During the initial roll out of the benefit, Universal Credit

By doing so, the school receives additional funding called ‘Pupil Premium Funding’ (please see the separate information we have detailed about this funding)

To apply please download the form here