Staunton and Corse C of E Academy, Gloucester Road, Corse, Staunton, Gloucester, GL19 3RA

01452 840240

Staunton & Corse C of E Academy

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School dinners & Healthy snacks


Have you tried our tasty school lunches? (Free to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils.) 

Our school meals are supplied by Cater Cater and we have an excellent school kitchen providing freshly cooked meals for the children daily. There are four choices per day.  The first choice is a hot dinner. The second choice each day is suitable for vegetarians.  The third choice is normally a choice of salad, soup or a jacket potato. You can also order a jam, ham or cheese sandwich and all choices include a pudding. Water is always available in the school dining hall

As a team we aim to make school mealtimes an enjoyable part of the day. All children (by key stage) eat their lunch in the hall with hot dinners and packed lunches eating together. The Midday Supervisors and ensure the children all have their lunch in a calm, social atmosphere, promoting good table manners and social interaction. We sometimes even have live music courtesy of our piano teacher and produce from our own garden! You will be given the school menu which shows the meals that are being prepared on a three week rotation.  All our schools aim to cater for those on special diets because of medical, cultural or religious reasons.

The Midday Supervisors manage the playgrounds, which enable children to play with a range of equipment from OPAL (Outside Play and Learning)  and on our trim trail areas.


Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) for children in Reception (Early Years), Year1 and Year 2

Children in Reception (Early Years), Year 1 and Year 2 are automatically entitled to a free lunch. This is paid for by the Government and is open to ALL families and is called Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)Parents and carers do not need to claim in order to qualify for these free school meals.

Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England have been eligible for a filling nutritious cooked school lunch at no cost to the parent.

This includes infant pupils in maintained infant and primary schools, free schools, academies, and schools for pupils with special educational needs and pupil referral units. No proof of eligibility is required, it just needs a child to be in once of the relevant three years and their school will arrange for them to have lunch at no cost to the parent.

Free School Meals     Free School Meals - Balaam Wood Academy 

Have you checked to see if you are entitled to free school meals for your child as they continue their journey into the juniors?

You may be eligible if you, or your partner, receive Income Support or income based Jobseekers Allowance. You may also be eligible if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit – as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16.190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit

To find out more and if you would like to apply for Free School Meals please follow the link below:


 Please see April 2024 menu at the bottom of the page for you to download and submit to the office

All our meals are paid for via Parent pay. If you have not previously accessed Parent pay and need an activation code, please contact the school office.


Healthy snack

At Staunton and Corse Academy we endeavour to be a healthy school, teaching the children about how to make good choices for their health including what they eat and how this contributes to their wellbeing.

This attached guidance is to help you when choosing what to send in for your child to have as a healthy snack. We know how important it is that your child has the right fuel to keep them going from breakfast until lunch and would encourage you to provide them with something that they can eat. Only one snack is needed at this time in the morning as they don’t have time to sit down and eat for long and getting outside to play is also very important, so please don’t send them with too much. The NHS guidance from ‘change 4 life’ advises that snacks are kept to snacks under 100 calories.  We hope that the guide below will help you when choosing what to send in and what to leave for treats at home. Please remember that all key stage 1 children have the option of free fruit and vegetables as part of the government school fruit and vegetables scheme. Therefore there is no need to send a snack for key stage 1 pupils from home if you choose not to. 

Rainbow children (reception class)  do not need an additional snack as they are provided with milk and fruit at school.

Also please remember we have a strict NO NUTS policy at Staunton and Corse Academy because of allergies. 

Anyone entitled to Free School Meals can pick up a form from the office.