Autumn Term Menu 2018
Meals are prepared in the school kitchen. The emphasis is on healthy eating and wholemeal flour and freshly prepared meat and vegetables are included in the diet. Children are offered a choice of at least three main course and three sweets, including salads and fresh fruit. Children with special dietary requirements can be catered for. Meals are served on a rota system, and children sit with friends, in a mixed setting, i.e. groups of six.
The children are under the supervision of eleven midday supervisors. These assistants supervise the dining hall, and all play areas. Also during adverse weather conditions they supervise the children in the school halls during the lunchtime period. There is always a senior midday supervisor and a teacher on duty.
Lunch is served at approximately 11.30 a.m. for the Nursery children and is supervised by Nursery staff.
Please let us know if your child has a special diet or, for medical reasons, such as an allergy, cannot eat or drink specific foods.
The full week’s dinner money should be sent on the first day of the school week, preferably in the exact amount. The costs are: £2.40 per day / £12.00 per week. Money should be sent to school in a sealed envelope, with the child’s name and amount enclosed clearly written on the front.
*As of January 2019, school meals will cost £2.50 per day / £12.50 per week.
Free School Meals
If you are receipt of Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, your child is entitled to free school meals. All children receive their meal in the same way regardless of payment method. It is certainly worthwhile, particularly in the winter, to consider the option of your child eating a cooked meal. You can register for free school meals at the school office. Even if your child has packed lunches, it benefits the school financially for you to make a claim. All claims will be treated in confidence. Money received from the government in this manner is put to great use within school.
Children may choose to bring a packed lunch rather than have a school lunch. Sweets and chocolate are not allowed, a biscuit can be brought to school but this must not be a bar of chocolate. Seating and supervisory arrangements remain the same.
However, in the interests of safety, we ask that children who bring a packed lunch bring a carton of juice or use a plastic flask or sealed beaker for their drink. Glass bottles, cans and fizzy drinks are not allowed.
Children in Key Stage 2 may bring one piece of fruit to eat at playtime. Key Stage 1 children are supplied with free fruit at playtime as part of the Healthy Foods Partnership Scheme. Children must not bring any other food, sweets or gum into school.
A mid morning snack is provided for the Nursery children. The children are provided with milk/water and a choice of fresh fruit, dried fruit or cereal biscuits.