The school meals, cooked and served in the School Canteen, follow our healthy eating food project guidelines. The present cost is £2.30 per day for pupils.
As of April 2018, a new Parent Pay system has been introduced. All parents have received details on how to access the system and all are encouraged to sign up.
If you are paying Dinner money in cash/by cheque, this should be paid in advance on a Monday morning for the week. Please place the dinner money in an envelope marked with your child’s name and class. School Meals can also be paid in advance on a termly basis. Cheques should be made payable to Conwy County Borough Council please.
The school now uses Parent Pay to enable parents to pay for school meals.
Dinner Money Arrears
Any dinner money arrears which remain unpaid, are taken by the local authority from the school’s budget. This is money that is lost to the school which should go towards paying for educational resources for all pupils.
This means to the school, two weeks dinner money for a pupil amounts to £23. This money soon adds up and, unfortunately, there have been incidents of outstanding amounts of money remaining unpaid over several months. This is unacceptable.
Therefore, having sought advice from the Local Authority, any parents who have two weeks outstanding payments for school dinners will have to provide a packed lunch for their child until the arrears are paid in full. We have to be strict with this policy. Any parent who has incurred unpaid dinner money arrears who then sends their child to school without a packed lunch will be telephoned by the Headteacher and reported to the Education Social Worker if deemed necessary.
Thank you to all those parents who do always pay for the dinner their children receive at school promptly every week.
Free School Meals
Application forms are available from the school office or can be found below.
Pupils may bring their own sandwiches to school but parents/carers are asked to follow the school’s healthy eating policy, as what the children eat may affect their concentration, behaviour and learning potential during the afternoon. All drinks must be in a leak proof plastic container. Hot drinks/food are not allowed.
Healthy Food Products
Ysgol Craig y Don is a healthy school and we run initiatives that raise children’s awareness of the nutritional value of food.
The Eco-Council organise a fruit club for the Juniors (Years 3 to 6). Pupils take responsibility for purchasing their own fruit during morning breaks.
The BOBS scheme is run in conjunction with the school cook for Year 5 pupils and children get a chance to cook good food in the school kitchens.
Year 6 pupils also have the opportunity to partake in a 6 week afterschool Cookery Club run by the school cook.