Cradle Hill Community Primary School

Census Day and Universal Infant Free School Meal

Dear Parents / Carers

Census Day and Universal Infant Free School Meal – Thursday 1st October 2020

On Thursday 1st October 2020, it is national School Census Day. Please find the menu attached. On Friday, 2nd October the menu option will be the Veggie Sausage and Mash (v) and all other items (swapped from the normal menu on Thursday 1st).

To maximise our potential funding, we would encourage all families with children entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meal to enjoy their free meal on Thursday 1st October, rather than bringing a packed lunch that day. This is every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

It is the amount of children in Key Stage One eating the free meal on the actual day’s lunchtime that informs our funding. Pupils who bring a packed lunch from home unfortunately are not able to be included, nor are children who normally take Universal Infant Free School Meal, but who are absent on 1st October.

Please can we encourage as many as possible to commit to eating the school dinner on Thursday 1st October as this will ensure our school receives the best possible funding for the year!

Hopefully it will also create some enthusiasm amongst the children who don’t normally take the meals and lead to more of them eating over the rest of the school year.

Thank you for your continued support.