Ysgol Gynradd Gaer
Everyone achieving; learning in harmony
Pawb yn cyflawni; dysgu mewn heddwch
A school lunch is available for every child who stays at school during the lunch break. The weekly menu is one that has been developed by ‘Chartwells’ to encourage healthy eating.
Menu Information can be found here.
Should you wish, however, you may send a packed lunch with your child. During the midday break, the children are in the care of the Lunchtime Organisers and Teaching Assistants. They encourage the children to eat well, and maintain a friendly, relaxed but organised atmosphere. After the children have eaten, the remaining time is spent on the play yard where the children have the opportunity to play a number of organised games. Reception children will be able to stay for a school lunch in their third week of starting school. The cost of a school meal is £2.00 per day i.e. £10.00 per week.
Parentpay is an online system for parents to enable them to pay for school meals in a ‘cashless’ way. Parents new to the school will be given Parentpay login details. The school does not accept money. Meals can also be paid for at local stores that use Paypoint. A minimum of £10.00 must be credited to your Parentpay account.
Parents Using PayPoint
PayPoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online. The nearest PayPoint stores to school are:
We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school and reduce the workload on our staff. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously.
Parents of our Foundation Phase children are requested to send a note to detail if their child would like a ‘cold option’ when ordering a school meal. Otherwise we will assume that your child is having a ‘hot’ school meal. This system will help to ensure that our youngest children receive the chosen meal.
Who can have free school meals?
If parents receive any of the following payments their children are entitled to receive free school meals in maintained schools in Wales:
• Income Support
• Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190. (HM Revenue and Customs are responsible for assessing the level of annual income.)
• Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
• Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
• Universal Credit
• Young people who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals.
Complete the online Free School Meal and Clothing Grant application form (see the ‘Forms' section within this website). Application forms are also available from the school (in term time) or from Newport City Council (outside of term time) by telephoning (01633) 656656. Applications should arrive no later than the end of the summer term so that they can be processed for the start of the new school year. Applications can be made at any time during the year if there is a change in circumstances.