** Our school kitchen, like many other catering companies, is currently experiencing shortages with some stock and delays with delivery. This occasionally means that the published menu will change at short notice, even sometimes on the day. We would like to reassure all families that when this happens our catering team will endeavour to provide an alternative as close as possible to the published meal. Staff are aware of children with any dietary needs and these will of course be recognised with any changes **
We are very fortunate to have nutritious meals prepared daily on the school premises. School hot dinners are planned to ensure children receive all the necessary nutrition that they need as they grow and develop. Please follow the link on the right handside (under Resourses) for the current menu.
The catering team also offers a “Packed Lunch” cold meal option. Children opting for a “Packed Lunch” meal will be served the healthy and delicious food in a green reusable box. The Packed Lunch menu can also be found on the righthandside under Resources.
From September 2014 the Government’s “Universal Infant Free School Meals” policy entitles all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2 to be eligible for free school meals.
The current cost of a school meal for children in Years 3 to 6 is £2.30 and dinner monies must always be paid for in advance of the meal being taken. Credits will be given if changes occur and meals are not taken on the planned day(s). Payment for school meals can be paid via ParentMail by selecting 'Payments' then 'Shop'. You will then have the choice to purchase one meal (£2.30) or five meals (£11.50).
Healthy Packed Lunches:
If you would prefer, you can send a packed lunch into school with your child. Please make sure that your child has a lunch box clearly marked with their name. Packed lunches are eaten alongside school meals under supervision in the school hall. We encourage healthy eating and therefore ask that you do not send into school confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets. We also ask that no fizzy drinks are brought into school.
Please provide items that your child can open independently and avoid foods that are hard to manage. It is helpful if you make a snip in the wrapper of tightly packaged items.
Each day a healthy packed lunch should include:
A portion of starchy food (e.g. white or wholegrain bread/rolls/pitta bread/wraps/naan/bagel/pasta/rice/noodles/couscous etc)
A portion of meat, fish, eggs, beans or other non-dairy source of protein (e.g. sliced meat, chicken, fish, sliced egg, meat alternative (tofu) or pulses (like kidney beans, chickpeas) etc
At least one portion of fruit and or vegetable (fresh, frozen canned or dried all count towards 5-A-Day.)
A portion of milk or dairy foods (e.g. yogurt, fromage frais, cheese)
We would request that desserts, cakes, biscuits and crisps (which are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt) are limited as too much of these types of foods can be harmful to teeth.
Drinking water is provided at lunchtimes for all children. If you would like to provide your own drink please provide water, milk or diluted fruit juice. Please be mindful that squash and flavoured waters can contribute to tooth decay and have little nutritional value. Fizzy drinks are not permitted.
Please include an ice pack within your child's lunch box as packed lunches are not refrigerated.
Free School Meals:
If you are in receipt of benefits and think your child may be eligible for free school meals, please visit the Pupil Premium page within this Website which you can access by clicking on the link on the right-hand side.