GANF is part of C.I.T Academies
01476 564 994 (Sandon)      01476 564 957 (Ambergate)

School Meals

Lunches are freshly prepared on the school premises by the school cooks and cost £2.40 per day.

Please note: we no longer provide change for cash sent into school.
Payment methods must be:

Cash – exact money only please.
Cheque – a minimum of one week’s lunches please.

All cheques must have the following detail on:
Payable to CIT or Community Inclusive Trust
Pupil’s name on the back of the cheque
Week commencing date on the back of the cheque

Bacs – (pay directly to the school bank account) – a minimum of one week’s lunches please.

Bank details are:
Account Name: Community Inclusive Trust
Account Number: 44287660
Sort code: 77-71-28

Please ensure the following information is included in the reference:
School name
Pupil’s name
Week commencing date
E.g. Amb L Smith 17.1.17 (Bank references are usually 18 digits long so abbreviations are accepted).

School meals can be paid for termly, monthly or weekly. If you have any queries please contact us:

At GANF we regard lunchtimes as a valuable teaching and learning opportunity where personal, social and independence skills can be practised.

Arrangements can be made for pupils who require a special diet, and a vegetarian option is always available.

Eating healthily is firmly embedded into our ethos and healthy options are always available at lunchtimes. Pupils are encouraged to eat healthy snacks at break times. We are very keen to work in partnership with parents and carers in order to reinforce the benefits of healthy eating.

From September 2014, all infant children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) receive a free school meal. This is Government Policy, although you still have the option of sending your child with a packed lunch if you wish. Meals will still need to be booked via the school office – you just don’t have to pay for them. There is such a thing as a free lunch!

Unfortunately schools are no longer allowed to submit forms to LCC Data Exchange to apply for Free School Meals on your behalf. If your child is Year 3 or above and you think you might be entitled to free school meals and would like to apply, please click here to download the Online FSM Application.

Click on the left image to download the Ambergate menu for this term. Click on the right image to download the Sandon menu for this term.

Food Allergies and Intolerances
For information regarding the ingredients contained in school meals, please email putting the relevant Cook in Charge, into the subject box. Or telephone the relevant site:

Janet Shearer, Cook in Charge at Ambergate Site 01476 564957
June Shepherd, Cook in Charge at Sandon Site 01476 564994