Beckstone Primary School

Bridging communities | Promoting learning and excellence | Shaping the future.

Eadie Street, Harrington, Workington, Cumbria CA14 5PX
01946 830423 | wb@beckstone.cumbria.sch.uk |


Autumn Menu

Midday meals are freshly cooked on the premises by our experienced chef and her staff. Our school provider is Caterlink. Caterlink provide our menu choices with an emphasis on nutrition, healthy eating and value for money (the price of meals in Key Stage 2 are amongst the lowest in the County £2.40). Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 now have Free Meals. The school’s kitchen offers a high quality wide and varied menu which can cater for individual children’s needs. Not only does the school have a good take up of school meals by the children, it is also highly popular with school staff! The current menu can be found on the school’s website or on the electronic parental noticeboard in the school entrance lobby. We ask that when you can you support this service as the meals more than meet the new nutritional standards and are designed to be part of a balanced and healthy diet.
All prices correct at the time of writing, they may be subject to change.

The school cannot pay for children’s school meals in Key Stage 2 so it is essential that you either

  • pay for your child’s school meals
  • complete and submit the Free School Meals Application Form on a yearly basis if you are in receipt of:
    • Income Support (IS);
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA);
    • An income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
    • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
    • Child Tax Credit, provided parents/guardians are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that as of April 2012 does not exceed £16,190. Note: From 1st May 2009 where recipients are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after employment ceases, or after start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to Free School Meals, this may be extended.
    • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit;
    • Universal Credit
      Please note that you need to reapply to the Council at the start of every academic year for free school meal entitlement and when they request evidence when they carry out their regular audits.
  • send your child with a packed lunch
    or
  • arrange for your child to go home for lunch.

ParentPay

The school has an online cashless payment system. Money for school lunches (and school trips) will only be accepted through this system. Further details on how to register and set up the ‘app’ are available from the School Office.

If your child receives free school meals or universal free school meals (Reception and Key Stage 1) we also ask you to create your account as you will be required to pay for school trips through this system.

Packed Lunches

There is provision for children bringing packed lunches to store them in their lockers but please note it is not refrigerated and is at room temperature (as a consequence the latest health advice is that a ‘cool block’ is included in the packed lunch). It is important the child’s lunch box is clearly labelled. Please ensure that your child has a healthy lunch as what they eat at a young age can affect their growth and future well-being and also note that sweets or chocolate do not constitute healthy eating and should not be included in packed lunches. Children are requested to carry their entire litter.