IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL
Please find below, information regarding the Youth Holiday Hub programme and Winter Support Fund in place over Christmas.
Over the school winter break children and young people in Bristol who are eligible for free school meals can access free holiday club places, that include provision of a hot, nutritious meal, through Your Holiday Hub (YHH). The free places are funded by the Department for Education as part of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme. The YHH programme also includes over 3,500 food parcels from FareShare South West, going to around 40 different organisations across the city,
Through the council’s Household Support Fund, during the Christmas period around 28,000 households and individuals, of working age, on Housing Benefit or the Council Tax Reduction Scheme will receive a one-off £100 supermarket voucher to spend on food and household goods. Free school meal vouchers will be made available to parents of eligible early years and school age children during February 2022 half term, as they were in October 2021 half term.
Please find full details in the Press Releases below:
Client Relationship Team Leader
Trading with Schools
Bristol City Council
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MEAL PRICES INCREASE FROM SEPTEMBER 2019. THE NEW PRICE WILL BE £2.35 PER DAY
School Meals Information
In December 2014, new allergen legislation came into force, and from January 2015 the new Food Standards became mandatory. Our menus are fully compliant with the latest legislation and guidance.
Edwards & Ward, our catering company, have trained our catering staff to be aware of the changes to the legislation and competent at meeting the requirements. If you require any further information please speak to a member of our catering team.
Information about the School Food Standards is available from:
Information about the Allergens legislation is available from:
Free School Meals
All children from Reception - Year 2 are now eligible for a free school meal regardless of income. Please speak to the office if you would like to receive a free meal for your child.
If you are a parent or carer, and receive any of the benefits below, then your child (of any school age) is also eligible for Free School Meals.
If your application for Free School Meals is successful, Parson Street Primary School will also receive extra funding from the Government to use in support of teaching and learning (Pupil Premium).
If you would like to apply for Free School Meals please get in touch so we can help you or look online BY CLICKING HERE
Our Catering Arrangements
Since November 2017, we have worked in partnership with a catering contractor called Edwards & Ward. Information about our catering partners is available directly from their website: http://edwardsandward.co.uk
For details of our current menu, click on the link below.
School Meal Menus
Mayor's Award for Excellence - Healthy Schools
In July 2018, Parson Street was revalidated with our Mayor's Award for Excellence for our work to promote Healthy Schools. It was noted that our submission was very strong and contained many examples of best practice. The report noted:
We were impressed with how pupils in the food crew have been actively involved and driving this work, the fact your school is now sugar smart, not using food as a reward and the carefully thought out and innovative approach to improving the dining experience - which is an example of excellent practice. The provision of physical activity in your school is broad and caters to a wide range of interests, it is great that children who are less active are identified and supported to engage. We were also impressed by all the work your school has done to increase active travel and the great results you have achieved. It is clear children’s wellbeing is a priority, as it is evident that there are robust systems in place to tackle bullying, to ensure children feel safe and to celebrate equality and diversity. Additionally we felt you had effective systems in place to identify and support children with mental health and wellbeing needs and ensure staff feel supported, it is great that supervision is offered to staff in pastoral roles. Finally the work to promote green issues and sustainability is exceptional.
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR