Our catering service is run entirely in-house. A copy of our lunch menu can be found below.
In September, to support our Covid-19 risk assessment and avoid larger numbers of pupils grouping in the lunch hall some classes will eat their lunches in their classrooms. This was trialled by classes attending school during the partial closure period and was very warmly received by pupils of varying ages. Pupils will not be asked to queue for their meals but will be provided with a hot packed lunch whether they are eating in the classroom or in the lunch hall. When children are eating in their classrooms, tables will be cleaned before and after lunch, children will wash their hands, and lunches will be delivered on a trolley to the classroom. These measures are in place to reduce the traffic around school.
The school council gathers views about school lunches each year and offers suggestions for improvements to our catering team, which are made accordingly.
Menus and Suppliers
Our menus meet and exceed the standards laid down by the School Food Trust. We use seasonal vegetables, fresh food, and fair-trade products where possible and ensure there are always at least two options – including a vegetarian option. The large majority of pupils and staff enjoy a school lunch together every day and dining is seen as an important part of our community. A copy of our menu can be found below.
A school meal costs £2.40 per day. Children receive a free school meal up to the end of Year 2.
We do not operate a debt policy and school lunches must be paid in advance via ParentPay, where you can also select daily menu options by clicking on the ‘Make or View Bookings’ link. To help our catering team please make your bookings two days in advance. If the school provides your child with a free school lunch, you do not need to order in advance.
We cater for pupils with allergies. If you have any additional requests, please get in touch with our school chef via the office – the catering team is always willing and eager to help adapt menus to suit individual needs.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to all eligible pupils from Reception through to Year 6. If you are a low income family and you think you may be eligible for means tested free school meals please email Demi Grant-Sinclair, a member of our admin team, on email@example.com so that we can process an application for you.
If you are providing a packed lunch for your child please remember that we are a nut free school and parents should be mindful of other allergies that children may have in their child’s class. We ask that parents pack a healthy lunch for their child which does not include sweets or chocolate bars. If you are struggling for ideas for packing your lunch the NHS Change4life website has some helpful ideas.