School Meals

School meals are prepared and cooked in our own kitchen. The meals are well balanced and attractively presented and provide plenty of choice.  Every effort is made to cater for the tastes of the children and we regularly discuss menu suggestions with the School Council. 

Meals cost £2.10 per day (£10.50 per week).  Payment must be made in advance, and can be made online using a debit or credit card at School Gateway. Alternatively payments can be sent in to school in an envelope marked “school meals” and with your child’s full name, class and amount enclosed clearly shown. Please make cheques payable to Wheatfields Primary School and endorse the back of the cheque with your child’s name and class. Please note, there is a minimum payment of £10.00 per child.

Accounts that fall into arrears will be sent a reminder.  If the account remains unpaid we will not be able to provide further school meals.

A special occasion to celebrate? Why not join us for lunch!

For special occasions, eg a birthday to celebrate, parents are invited to join their child for a school meal.  Please telephone reception on 01480 466919 to make your booking and we would appreciate a week's notice.

Water in School

All children are encouraged to bring a drinking bottle full of water on a daily basis. Children are allowed to drink water throughout the day as required. This improves concentration and reduces the occurrence of headaches due to de-hydration. 'Sports' style water bottles are available from Reception and cost £1.50 each.

Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits, such as Income Support. Applications for free school meals can be made online, via the Cambridgeshire County Council website

Alternatively, forms are available from the school office or use the form attached below for your convenience.  There are also information notes attached below from the County Council for parents/carers whose children are starting Year 3 or who are transferring to secondary school.

Please contact the school office in confidence for further assistance. Please claim your entitlement for Free School Meals, even if your child prefers a packed lunch. The school receives additional financial support for each child who receives free school meals, and we are able to offer reduced costs for school trips, and also free packed lunches, to those children who are in receipt of free school meals.



Packed Lunches

If the children bring packed lunches, parents are requested to provide suitably sealed plastic containers that are clearly named. In Key Stage 1 the children eat their packed lunch in the school hall.  In Key Stage 2 they eat their packed lunch in their class area.