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Richard Coates 

CE Primary School

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The School Grid 

This is how we order and pay for school meals at Richard Coates.


The cost of a school meal is £2.40 per child, per day or £12 per child, per week. 


All children in Reception and in Years 1 and 2 receive universal free school meals.


Meals are made to order and it is therefore essential that they are ordered in advance.  We use School Grid to pre-order our meals. Parents are encouraged to choose meals online in advance with their child.

To pay for school meals we ask you to sign into School Grid and set up a direct debit for your child's meals which is taken at the end of the month.


If your child prefers a packed lunch from home please do be aware we ask parents to carefully consider the contents of these lunches. It can be a challenge to keep packed lunches varied, interesting and healthy but there are a number of websites including (search within site for packed lunches) which offer some brilliant packed lunch ideas. 


As we currently have children in school with a severe nut allergy, nuts/peanut butter must NOT be included in packed lunches.


The School Gateway 

This is how we pay and book children into our wrap around care club: "Shine Club". We also use it for school trips, milk and anything else we might ask parents to pay towards.


Links to both of these online systems are below.