At a cost of only £2.20 per day (£2 for nursery) we believe we provide one of, if not the, cheapest school dinners in Birmingham.
Our catering staff are all employed by the school so we have the flexibility to design our own menus and offer portion sizes that we feel are more appropriate to our pupils.
We are proud to have been awarded a 5 star rating for food hygiene. .
Some of our menu contains allergens including peanuts and other nuts, sesame, cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, mustard, celery, fish, soya, molluscs, crustacea, lupin and sulphur dioxide/sulphites. If your child has a school meal and suffers from an allergen or has any intolerance, you must inform the school office.
Just as eating a healthy school dinner can help maintain your child's energy levels at school so can packing a healthy lunchbox.
Below are suggestions to provide your child with a healthy lunchbox: A good portion of starchy food i.e. bread roll, wraps, pitta or wholemeal bread with fillings of protein e.g. cheese, tuna or egg. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables like carrot sticks, cucumber, or peppers.
A milk based drink or a portion of diary food like cheese or a yogurt. Plenty of drinking water. Remember foods high in fat and sugar should be resisted.
Please click on the links below to see sample menus:
Free School Meals
If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child might be eligible for Free School Meals:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you would like to apply for Free School Meals you can:
- Apply online at Free School Meals Checking Service
- Call the main office on 0121 6756840
- Ask at the main office for details
If your application for Free School Meals is successful, Twickenham Primary School will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).