At Cosgrove Village Primary School we use Kingswood Catering to provide all our school meals.
To register your child with Kingswood and place your orders please follow this link https://www.kingswoodcatering.co.uk/
Kingswood Catering have put together healthy, nutritious meal options which not only cater for a wide range of choices, and dietary needs, but also taste good and can be enjoyed by your child. They understand that the parent knows their child's needs and preferences best and, therefore, give you the ability to select their dinners from our five different options.
To obtain Free School Meals, you need to apply directly to Northants County Council.
Free meals are available to any full-time student who is eligible and still at school. This includes nursery children (who attend full days) and also sixth form students.
Meals are not available for students at further education level.
You can get free school meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit only (with a minimum family income)
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Employments and Support Allowance - Income Related only
Please note: If you are currently in receipt of Working Tax Credit then you do not qualify for free school meals.
You can apply online using the link below and get an immediate answer. Your child's school will be notified within five working days if you are eligible. http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/educationandlearning/parents/school-meals/meals/pages/default.aspx
Make a paper application
Alternatively you can apply by sending in a paper application form which you can either obtain from your school or by downloading the PDF form from our download page or by contacting the Free School Meal Team.
You will need to supply the following details to allow your application to be assessed:
- Your National Insurance Number
- Your date of birth
- Your surname
- Your full address
- Your child(ren)'s details
If you would like more information, please contact Northants County Council, Free School Meal Team on 01604 366656
What is an Universal Infant Free School Meal?
From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to free school meals as part of the Government Universal Infant Free School Meal scheme (UIFSM).
How much does a primary school meal cost?
The cost of a school meal is £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week. If you have three or more children who stay for a lunch every day you will qualify for our three for two offer, conditions apply.
N.B. A 10p transaction fee applies per paid online order.
How do I take advantage of the three for two offer?
How do I place an order on-line?
The deadline for online orders is Wednesday at 11.59pm for the following Monday. As a registered parent you will receive an email on a Tuesday to remind you that the deadline is approaching.
I have missed the deadline. What can I do?
If you miss the deadline call us on 01536 201203 before 11am on Thursday and they will help you if they can . Unfortunately they will be unable to take any late orders after this time.
My child was absent from school today can I have a school meal refund?
Cancellations can be accepted up until midnight the day before the meal is due to be taken, please telephone the Kingswood office on 01536 201203. If there is nobody to accept the cancellation please leave an answerphone message stating clearly your child's school, name and the reason for cancellation. Alternatively you can email them before midnight on with the relevant information.
My child is a fussy eater how do you cope with this?
The schools lunchtime staff are very observant and they will let you know if your child is not eating properly.Kingswood are sensitive to the needs of your child and they will not be forced to eat anything they don’t like. However they always put every item of the menu on their plate even if it’s only a tiny amount, in order to encourage them to try.