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School Meals



Attention all parents! Communicating with you is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and school news that really matters is something we care about.

As you know, the school uses ParentMail, a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children's clubs to communicate to parents.

Please see the video below.

Don't forget the ParentMail App!


We'd like to encourage all parents to download the APP as there are a number of benefits both to you and the school:

Information about online payments


We're using +Pay on ParentMail - an online payment service which allows you to pay for school items on your smartphone, tablets or computer, or on the free parent App.

We will inform you about items you need to pay through ParentMail, and you will be able to pay electronically, with money transferred directly into the school bank account - it's all very easy, safe and secure.  ParentMail doesn't store credit or debit card details and works in the same way as other large retailers who accept online payments. Please see the link below for more information.

Smartphone and Computer Settings

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Parents Evening Manager

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Lunchtime Arrangements at Ferrars




Children may have packed lunches or school dinners. 


Mrs Markland and her team work hard to ensure that your children are offered a variety of nutritious foods which will appeal to all tastes and preferences.  If your child has any specific dietary requirements, due to religious belief or allergic condition, please write to Mrs Markland, the kitchen manager, or make an appointment to see her.


Lunchtime is divided into two sittings:


  • Years 3 & 4:  12:15-1:15
  • Years 5 & 6:  12:45 - 1:45

The cost of a school meal remains at £1.95 per day or £9.75 per week.


There are three ways to pay:


  1. Credit your Parentmail account; online, post office, Paypoint or phone app.
  2. Cash in a sealed envelope with the child's name and class clearly written on the envelope.
  3. Cheque payable to Ferrars Junior School, in a sealed envelope with the child's name and class written on the envelope.


Children who bring a packed lunch must bring it in a strong plastic container, which is clearly marked with name and class.  They may bring a cold drink in a plastic flask or a small plastic bottle.  Children may not bring hot drinks.


All children eat in the hall under supervision.


There are thirteen supervisory assistants and two senior supervisors who look after the children during the lunch break.  These supervisors, who are very important members of the school staff, do a very difficult job and we look to all parents to offer their fullest support.


There is a supervised activity available called Club 5.


A child who persistently displays anti-social behaviour during the lunch hour will be reported to the Head Teacher.  The parents will be contacted and if the child’s behaviour does not improve, and he / she subsequently causes problems for others in the school, then the parent may need to make alternative lunchtime arrangements for the child.  This is our ultimate lunchtime sanction and fortunately we rarely have to use it.