Hours, meals, funding & fees
All Day: 8.45am-3pm
Children may bring a packed lunch from home or you can order a hot lunch from the school lunch menu at a cost of £2.50 per day. Payment can be made via your Scopay account; please ask at the school office if you do not yet have an account. Current menu options can be found here.
2 year olds: £5.40 (i.e. £22.95 per morning; £33.75 all day)
3-4 year olds: £5.15 (i.e. £21.89 per morning; £32.19 all day)
Any payments due will be requested by invoice every half-term.
From September 2022 the hourly rates will be increasing to:
2 year olds: £5.60 per hour
3-4 year olds: £5.35 per hour
Term dates run in line with the school
Free childcare funding
All 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare starting the term after their 3rd birthday; this can be claimed for 38 weeks of the year. Once your child has started Pre School, you will be given a funding claim form at the beginning of term, please ask our staff if you need help or advice filling in the form.
Some 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to 30 hours free childcare a week. You can check if you are eligible at the following Government website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare
The government website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ also gives information on what you may be entitled to claim. This website also details which parents are entitled to claim 30 hours funding to cover childcare costs. Parents who wish to do this need to apply for the 30 hours by the following deadlines: for autumn term funding - 31st August; for spring term funding - 31st December; for summer term funding - 31st March.
Some children will also be entitled to 2 year funding the term after they turn two, if parents are eligible to certain benefits.
Children with significant special educational needs may also be able to access additional funding under the Disability Access Funding.