Cambridge Road CP & N School has the National Healthy Schools Quality mark and encourages all children to eat healthily.

School Lunches
All food provided by the caterers at Cambridge Road CP & N School must meet national nutritional standards. These ensure that children are provided with a healthy, balanced diet. The new standards which were introduced in September 2006 require the following:

  • high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish regularly available
  • at least two portions of fruit and vegetables with every meal
  • bread, other cereals and potatoes regularly available

Additionally, there are controls on the following foods:

  • deep-fried food limited to no more than two portions per week
  • fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate and other confectioneries are NOT provided in school.
  • Further standards for food other than lunch were introduced in September 2007.

The school provides free and paid-for meals facilities and meets the nutritional standards.

Free School Lunches

There are two types of free school lunch:

  1. All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 qualify for free lunches and part of the Universal free school meal programme.
  2. Pupils in Year 3, year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 qualify for free lunches as part of the Benefits-related free school meal programme.

To qualify for the benefits-related free school meals you need to be in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Children who receive Income Support or income-based Job Seeker's Allowance in their own right qualify as well. All pupils who do not qualify for free school lunches must be charged the same amount for the same quantity of the same item. Neither the local authority nor the school's governors can provide free meals to any other pupils.

Apply for Free School Lunches
Your local authority is responsible for providing free school lunches.To apply for free school lunches follow this link, enter details of where you live and you will be taken to your local authority website where you can find out more and/or apply online.

Packed Lunches
To help you pack a healthy balanced lunch for your child, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the School Food Trust (SFT) have produced a list of tips and suggestions.

Under the Welfare Food Scheme, run by the Department of Health, under fives are eligible for free school milk.  Milk may be purchased daily from school.

Free fruit and vegetables in school
The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is a national government program which gives all children aged four to six a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.

Cambridge Road CP & N School has chosen to take part in the scheme and your child will be given a free piece of fruit or vegetable at school each day. Fruit may be purchased daily from school.

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Cambridge Road Community Primary and Nursery School

Cambridge Road. Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 4AQ

Main Contact: Mrs D Fletcher/Mrs A Sass
Headteacher: Mr Darryl Pickering
SEND: Mrs Stevenson
Chair of Governors: Mr Ken Salter

0151 355 1735

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