School Meals Debt Policy (2021)
Due to a change in Local Authority Policy, Orchard Primary School has adopted a strict NO DEBT policy relating to the school meal service.
If debts are incurred, then the school budget has to pay for them. This means that money which should be spent on children's education is used to pay for debts incurred by parents. Every parent will agree that this is unacceptable and we request that all parents give this policy their full support.
No parent would take their child to a café or restaurant and expect them to be given food without paying the same applies at school.
If parents believe their child might be entitled to Free School Meals please contact the school office for more details. This allowance is a statutory right and it is important that parents use it if they qualify. We will do whatever we can to help parents with their application if required.