School Meals

Lunches at Kelvedon Academy are cooked by Edwards and Blake.

The School lunch price is £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week).

All school meals must be ordered and paid for in advance online on ParentPay.

Please remember that the cut off time for ordering meals is 9pm on the Sunday before each week commences.

Meals cannot be ordered after this time online or in the school office and should you miss the deadline then you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch. If they are in years 3, 4, 5 or 6, prepayment is compulsory. This is clearly explained during the booking process. If you have not paid within 2 hours of booking your child’s meals, or there is insufficient credit balance in your ParentPay account, the booking will be cancelled.

They are able to cater for any diagnosed allergy and for children with medical conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes, PKU, G6PD etc. Further details can be found by downloading the following guide or clicking on their website below:

If you need a reminder of your ParentPay account log in details, please contact the school office

In the event that your child is absent from school your order will be cancelled by the school office and you will not be charged for the meal.

Each meal taken will be debited from your child’s ParentPay account on the day of provision.

(If your child has packed lunches, please ensure that all products included are nut free. Please note that Pesto contains nuts and should not be included in a packed lunch.)

Menus for the following weeks will be shown on the ParentPay website.

Year N pupils (Nursery) will require a packed lunch if they do all day sessions. (A healthy lunch with no sweets of chocolate bars; grapes, and other food items of a similar shape, to be cut long-wise to prevent a choking hazard.)

Are you entitled to free school meals (FSM)?

Automatic entitlement to a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) finishes at the end of Year 2 and only children from low income families are eligible to Free School Meals (FSM) from Year 3 onwards.
Children may be eligible for free school meals if their parents receive the following benefits:
 Income Support
 Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
 Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
 Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
 Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
 Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
 Universal Credit – household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Your application will be refused if you are not receiving any of the listed benefits. Please consider this before applying.
Your application will be processed by Essex County Council within 15 working days, but it may take longer if you apply in August or September.

Year R, 1 and 2 pupils are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). Both KS1 and those eligible to Income Based free School Meals (FSM) need to pre-select their meal choices online. ** If a meal is not pre-ordered by the cut off time you will need to contact the school office in order for an ’emergency meal’ to be ordered.

Current menus

Week commencing 28 November 2022 (Cycle week 1)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main Meal
Cheese & Tomato Pizza Slice & Half Jacket Potato served with Sweetcorn & Garden PeasTurkey Pasta Bolognaise & Garlic Bread served with Mixed Vegetables or Baked BeansRoast Sausages, Roast Potatoes & Gravy served with Carrots & Savoy CabbageChicken Meatballs, Tomato Sauce & Rice served with Broccoli & SweetcornFish & Chips served with Garden Peas or Baked Beans
Loaded Wedges with Cheese or Beans served with Sweetcorn & Garden Peas (v)Tomato & Basil Pasta served with Mixed Vegetables or Baked Beans (v)Roast Veggie Balls, Roast Potatoes & Gravy served with Carrots & Savoy Cabbage (v)Veggie Burger & Potato Wedges served with Broccoli & Sweetcorn (v)Crispy Bean & Vegetable Bake & Chips served with Garden Peas or Baked Beans (v)
Freshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked Beans
Pasta with Tomato Sauce topped with CheeseMacaroni CheesePasta with Tomato Sauce topped with Cheese
Dessert
Oaty Crunchy BiscuitRice Crispy CrunchJelly & MandarinsJam Sponge & CustardChocolate Brownie

Week commencing 05 December 2022 (Cycle week 1)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main Meal
Cheese & Tomato Pizza Slice & Half Jacket Potato served with Mixed VegetablesChicken Pie & Mashed Potato served with Carrots & SweetcornRoast Chicken, Roast Potatoes & Gravy served with Winter Greens & CauliflowerSausage with Mashed Potato & Gravy served with Green Beans & CarrotsFish & Chips served with Baked Beans or Garden Peas
Loaded Wedges with Cheese or Beans served with Mixed Vegetables (v)Vegetable Korma Curry with Rice served with Carrots & Sweetcorn (v)Quorn Roast, Roast Potatoes & Gravy served with Winter Greens & Cauliflower (v)Veggie Sausage with Mashed Potato & Gravy served with Greens Beans & Carrots (v)Crispy Bean & Vegetable Bake & Chips served with Baked Beans or Garden Peas (v)
Freshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked Beans
Pasta with Tomato Sauce topped with CheeseMac & Cheese
Dessert
Hob Nob CookieFlapjackJelly & MandarinsLemon Drizzle CakeFrozen Toffee Yoghurt

Week commencing 12 December 2022 (Cycle week 1)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main Meal
Cheese & Tomato Pizza Slice & Half Jacket Potato served with Green Beans & SweetcornAll Day Breakfast served with Garden Peas & CarrotsChicken Burger & Potato Wedges served with Sweetcorn & CarrotsTraditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmingsFish & Chips served with Baked Beans or Garden Peas
Loaded Wedges with Cheese or Beans served with Green Beans & Sweetcorn (v)Cheese & Onion Pastry Roll & Potato Wedges served with Garden Peas & Carrots (v)Veggie Burger & Potato Wedges served with Sweetcorn & Carrots (v)Vegetarian Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings (v)Veggie Sausage & Chips served with Baked Beans or Garden Peas (v)
Freshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked BeansFreshly Baked Jacket Potato with your Choice of Toppings: Tuna & Mayonnaise, Grated Cheese or Baked Beans
Tomato Pasta Bake with CheeseMac & Cheese
Dessert
Vanilla CrunchGinger Sponge & Chocolate SauceIce CreamChristmas DessertChocolate Crunch