We now operate a cashless dining system at our school. The system is controlled by the latest technology and releases the school from any administration responsibility. Each pupil is provided with an account. When the child receives a meal in the dining room the account will be automatically charged. This operates via a touch screen service point from which the child is identified by a photographic image with no change to the usual meal service. Each pupil has an individual account which will need to be kept in credit by the pupil/parent or guardian. Pupils on free meal entitlement will be issued with an identical account. The value of their meal will go on to the account each day. This will prevent any possible discrimination. Money can only be placed on the revaluation machine or in the cheque box in the morning between 8.30 – 8.55am.
School Meals Catering Service
Wrexham County Borough Council’s School Meals Catering Service continually works towards providing a good range of healthier meal choices, in order to fulfil some of the nutritional requirements of growing and developing children.
The School meals catering service in primary schools offer a fixed price two course menu, with a daily choice of two main course meals, or filled jacket potatoes and salad or a packed lunch, plus a freshly prepared pudding or fresh fruit and yoghurt.
- Infant School Meal – £2.10
- Junior School Meal – £2.15
Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive Free School Meals in maintained schools in Wales:
- Income Support (IS)*
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)*
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance (IR)
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit with an annual total income below the HMRC set limit
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
*Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also eligible to receive free school lunches.