Lunchtimes and Tuck
School lunches are supplied by SIPS Catering. We would prefer children to order and pay in advance on Parent Pay. (A link is available at the top right of this page). We advise this is done on a Sunday for the whole week and then parents will know what their child will be eating.
Universal Free School Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for a Universal Free School meal each day.
A copy of the Universal Free School Meals application form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Free School Meals
Other children may also qualify for free school meals if their families are in receipt of certain benefits. These benefits include:
- Income support
- Universal credit (with a household net income of less than £7,400 a year)
- Job seekers allowance- income related only
- Pension credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit only- with an annual income of less than £16,190
If you think you may be eligible, please ask for an application form from the school. Any enquiry will be treated in the strictest confidence. Should you be eligible for this service but not wish to take it up, we still need to know. Again, we do assure you that this information is strictly confidential.
Further information can be found here on the Sandwell Council website. A copy of the Free School Meals application form can be found at the bottom of this page.
Packed lunches, snacks and drinks
If you wish your child to have a packed lunch, please ensure it is healthy with limited sugary items. Fizzy drinks are not permitted in school. GRACE MARY DOES NOT PERMIT ANY HOT FOOD BROUGHT IN FROM HOME.
WE HAVE CHILDREN WITH SEVERE NUT ALLERGIES WITHIN SCHOOL, therefore please do not include any items containing nuts or that may contain nuts. Staff do check lunch boxes and items would be replaced if necessary.
Fruit / Tuck
Fruit is provided for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
Nursery – Year 6 all have access to our tuck shop where items such as toast or crisps cost 20p
If you send snacks to school for tuck, please ensure they are healthy. We do not permit chocolates, or sweets and any snacks must not contain nuts. Staff do check snacks and items would be replaced if necessary.