Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all entitled to a universal free school meal. Although these do not need to be paid for you are still required to book a lunch for your child (below) - using the same system and time frame. Children in these year groups are still able to bring a packed lunch if they prefer. If a meal is not pre-ordered we will assume a packed lunch is being provided from home.
If your child is in year 3-6 and entitled to a free school meal you also need to book the meal choice (below) and ensure that you meet the deadline for ordering.
For the remaining year 3-6 please complete the booking form (below) and pay via Parent Pay (link below). On Parent Pay the payment option is called ‘School Meals for Aylesbury Vale Academy'. Please ensure that your Parent Pay account is in credit so that a hot meal can be purchased, we are unable to run any accounts in deficit.
Selections will be available on a weekly basis. Booking forms and menu links can be found below but will also be emailed out so it is really important that we have the correct contact information for you including an email address. Once booked we cannot amend, cancel or add to the orders.
It is vitally important that if your child has an allergy the allergy form below is completed and emailed back into the school office or a hard copy put in the black post box outside our reception.
Deadlines for menu selections and payment is 3pm every Thursday, we will email these out to you on a Monday for payment and selection by Thursday for meals the following week.
Due to the way that the new provider operates we will be unable to add children to the hot meals after the deadline even if it is requested shortly afterwards and this is due to their commitment and deadlines with their suppliers. The office have been told to decline all extra/late additions. If you haven’t booked a meal it will be assumed that your child will be having a packed lunch.
How to Book a School Meal
To book your child's meals for the week in three easy steps:
- Look at the applicable menu below.
- Click on the booking form for the relevant week (below) and make your selections.
- Pay for the meals via ParentPay (option 'School Meals for Aylesbury Vale Academy').
Weekly Menu (Primary Only)
Weekly Meal Booking Form (Primary Only)
Parents/carers in receipt of various benefits may be entitled to Free School Meals because of their family circumstances. We would request that all parents who think they may be eligible, contact the school office and complete the application form below, even if their child will not be taking school meals; as a successful free school meals application will also mean that the school will receive Pupil Premium funding which can then be used to improve provision in class and to support learning in other ways. Requests for free school meals/pupil premium are treated confidentially and dealt with discretely and sensitively.
Parents of pupils in the secondary school phase, who are not eligible for free school meals and who would like their child to have a school meal on an occasional or regular basis, must pay for their child's meals in advance through the ParentPay portal (link below) by selecting Aylesbury Vale Academy School Meals. Once their Parentpay account is in credit, pupils make their own choice about which meal they would like on the day on which the meal is taken.
Parents who prefer their child to bring a packed lunch to school, are requested to ensure that food is brought in a sturdy container and that drinks are in secure, unbreakable flasks. Containers should be clearly named! All packed lunches should contain a sandwich or suitable alternative and fruit and should not include sweets or fizzy drinks. For further advice on packed lunches please consult your child’s class teacher or learning support assistant.