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Census Day

Money comes into schools in different ways. One way that money comes into its central budget is from infant school dinners.

 

The government pay for children in the infants to have a free meal each day. The money is put into the school budget at the start of September (which we receive monthly). In order to decide how much money to allocate each school they carry out a census in the Autumn and Spring Terms. They work out how many infant children have a dinner on those two days and allocate funds accordingly.

 

  • If a child does not have a dinner on that day but has a dinner every other day of the year, the school would pay for the dinners. This would come out of the school’s central budget.
  • If a child has a dinner on that day and has a dinner every other day, or most days, the government would pay for the dinners throughout the year.
  • If a child has a dinner on that day but does not have one on any other day of the year, the government will allocate funds to pay for a dinner each day of the year. This money would go into the school’s central budget.

If every child in the infants had a child on the census days then we calculate that this would bring in a small amount of additional money to the school’s central budget and no cost incurred by parents or the school.

 

We would be very grateful if each infant pupil was able to have a school dinner on the census day on Thursday 5th October. The menu on offer is our Great British Breakfast Menu.

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