From Septmeber 2019 Wilbarston Primary school will be using abm catering solutions for all school meals.
Introducing abm Catering Solutions
We are delighted to have been chosen by your School as their catering partner, guaranteeing unrivalled at tention, expert support and most importantly, a servicetailored specifically to reflect your Schools needs and values. abm is an independentcompany based in Warwick who have managed food services in Nursery and Primary Schools for over thirty years and currently operate in over eighty schools throughout England. We are already operating in Northamptonshire and from September this provision will grow to provide the catering services at all Pathfinder Schools.
abm in partnership with Wilbarston School would like to introduce our “Grow”brand to create an exciting and warm environment for the pupils. Additionally, we will be introducing a Soil Associated Bronze Food for Life standard menu that is specifically adapted to meet the needs of your group of schools. Using our experience and by working closely with the schools prior to each termly menu revision, we can adapt, evolve with trends and be flexible in our approach to ensure that you have the desired menu, however if children have identified any dishes that are not popular then we can make changes.
We will launch new menus aimed at meeting the demand of a more discerning pupil base, offering them popular recognised traditional dishes both meat and vegetarian, jacket potatoes, cold deli and salad bar with specified recipes using fresh ingredients. This will be available throughout each lunch service taking into consideration the use of local foods and seasonal fresh selections.
Ordering your child’s meal
You will be able to view the three week menu and order your child’s meal on School Money We will need to know if your child has any food allergies so we can manage this and ensure they are given the correct food.You will be able to go online and order food as normal during the last week of August. We look forward to welcoming the children inSeptember
Free School Meals
My child is in reception, year One or year Two
All children in reception, year One or year Two are automatically entitled to free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.You will need to find out from the school how to order and access the meals.Contact your child's school directly if you have any other questions about the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.
Pupil Premium - extra support for your child
You can apply for the Pupil Premium which provides your child's school with additional funding to support them. If you are in receipt of any of the below benefits please apply.
My child is in year Three or above
If you are in receipt of any of the following, your child may be eligible for free school meals.
· Income Support
· Income based Job Seekers Allowance
· Income related Employment and Support Allowance
· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Child Tax Credit, with no element of Working Tax Credit, and a household income
below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)
· Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
· Universal Credit – Based on your income as assessed by Universal Credit
If a child resides in a local authority care home they will not qualify for free school meals.This is because government funding has already been allocated to fund their meals.
For more information including how to apply please download the FSM information sheet.