Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Lunches

We encourage healthy eating at OA Connaught

Children can either have a school dinner or bring a healthy packed lunch. If you qualify for free school dinners please contact . A school dinner is served each lunch time for £2.50. Please pay for these at the school office. All children in year R,1 and 2 have a free school lunch.

Applying for Free School Meals

Did you know that your child could qualify for free school meals? If your child is eligible it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and the fuss of making packed lunches. Many children at our Academy are already eating free school meals, and your child may be able to have them too. There is nothing healthier for your child and your family’s budget than free school meals. As professional cooks prepare meals for your child, it saves you having to worry about the effort and expense of making packed lunches every day.

Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)
  • An Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR))
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by HM Revenue and Customs, that from 6 April 2009 does not exceed £16,190).

Children registered for free school meals will also receive help with:

  • The future purchase of the school uniform
  • The cost of school trips

To apply, please visit Bristol City Council's website.

Before Registering please note the following:

When registering you will need to choose a username unique to your family and have an email address.

The applicant must be the parent named on the benefit documentation as these will be used to establish whether or not you are eligible.  Most fields are optional but you must provide a National Insurance Number OR a National Asylum Seeker Number.

You can include all of your children on one application – even if they don’t attend the Academy.

If you need help or support in completing the on-line application please ring the Academy and speak to the School Office.