Healthy Schools

Orchard has been awarded as a Healthy School. Our school meals are produced with organic food and we encourage pupils to eat fruit at break times. Children may also bring in water bottles to help them concentrate and work hard all day long.

School dinners

Hot school meals are available to all children at a cost of £8.75 a week. Please also check if you are eligible for Free School Dinners.

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families including those receiving Income support, Income based jobseekers allowance, Income Related Employment and Support allowance, Child Tax Credit (providing your income does not exceed £16190 and you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit). This is called a ‘Pupil Premium.’ Registering is quick and easy. It could save you more than £350 a year on lunches and the school gets an extra £488 even if you don’t take up the school meal but remain registered.