Barons CourtPrimary School and Nursery

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  • Barons Court Primary School
  • and Nursery,
  • Avenue Road, Westcliff-on-Sea,
  • Essex, SS0 7PJ
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Orchard Bistro

In September 2014 the government introduced universal infant free school meals for all pupils in Reception, Years 1 and 2. We are providing free school meals for our Key Stage 1 pupils and are pleased with our newly designed Orchard Bistro to accommodate the extra pupils having school meals. Look at the menus below for the meals we provide each week.

As a school we are proud to introduce our Orchard Bistro. Our bistro is a Department for Education example of exemplary practice. You can view our practice on:

We provide healthy school meals at a cost of £2.25 per day. Please see out current menu for our school dinners. We have also introduced our Bistro Bites which is a healthy tuck shop where children can buy a mid morning snack for 20p.


How to ensure you get your entitlement to free school meals

We now have access to a new system for checking your availability for claiming free school meals.


Who is entitled?

You are entitled if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support (IS)
  •  Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
  •   Employment Support Allowance – income related (ESA(IR))
  •  Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190
  •  Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit during the 4-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week. You will have a letter  from HMRC stating that you are entitled to a 4-week ‘run on’ of Working Tax Credit’


What do you need to do?

All we need is your name, national insurance number and date of birth. We can then use the Local Authority to check your entitlement, it’s that simple!  Please be assured that the system is secure and your details will not be shared with any other organisation. Please contact the school office if you want to apply for free school meals  who will be happy to support you with your application form.

Bistro Bites

Following feedback from our pupils we have opened our Bistro Bites. This is a shop which is run and organised by the children and provides a healthy snack at playtime at the cost of 20p. Our Bistro Bites menu is found here:

Monday - Dried fruit pots

Tuesday - Malt loaf

Wednesday - Savoury wrap

Thursday - Pizza

Friday - Jelly Pots