At Castle Hill Academy, we are able to provide a range of hot school meals cooked on the premises in our school kitchen. Alternatively you may wish to provide your child with a packed lunch from home. Please note that due to allergy concerns we are a nut free school and, therefore, we ask that you do not send children to school with nuts or nut based products e.g. peanut butter sandwiches, cereal bars containing nuts etc. In addition, please ensure that if you do provide your child with a packed lunch please provide a healthy lunch for your child’s sake. Remember their brain is an organ that requires fuel to operate properly.
Free school meals
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
•income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
•income-related Employment and Support Allowance
•support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
•the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
•Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
•Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child might also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
•younger than the compulsory age for starting school
•in full-time education
Infant free school meals in England
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in:
If you think that you may be eligible to qualify for free school meals please do not hesitate to contact a member of the school admin team.
It is not possible to make retrospective payments
This is in line with the Education Act 2002, section 2(b).
To view the Summer Term Lunch Menu please click HERE
Castle Hill Academy, Dunley Drive, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0RJ
Tel No: 01689 843148
Fax No: 01689 844040