School Lunch

"Heather's roast dinner is better than my mum's!"

School Lunches

Our school lunches are cooked in our own kitchen using fresh and local produce where possible. The attached menu shows the three week menu rota. Parents are welcome to talk to Heather in the kitchen about any particular needs their children may have.

There are occasional promotional dinners which tie in with special events, the menu for which is included in the school letter the week before. Parents are always welcome to sample dinners, just a call to the office to pre book a meal is required.

All children in KS1 are entitled to free school meals.  The cost of a school dinner is £2.30 per day for all KS2 children.

Free School Meals - follow this link if you think your child is eligible to receive Free School Meals

The Menu

School lunch menu for Spring 2020

 

Packed Lunches

Packed lunches should contain a balanced meal. Lunchtime food should provide energy which will sustain the children for the afternoon session of school, both physically and mentally. Foods which are high in sugar give the body a short-lived boost in energy, followed by a period of low energy – neither of which is suitable for children who have an active afternoon within the classroom. Some children react badly to a rush of sugar and there can be a marked difference in their concentration and behaviour in class. For these reasons we ask that packed lunches are healthy lunches, and have developed the following guidelines:

Drinks which keep children hydrated are encouraged – water is the healthiest option for this.
Carbohydrates can be included in a range of healthy options: e.g. wholemeal sandwiches; wholemeal & white bread sandwiches; bagel, pitta bread, tortilla wraps, crackers, rice-cakes, cous-cous salad, pasta salad, etc.
‘Sweet’ snacks could be items such as fruit, e.g. raisins, cereal bars, homemade cakes or muffins, etc.
We encourage parents to do their best to provide a healthy, balanced packed lunch in line with the healthy eating messages we are promoting at school.

Coronavirus - Free School Meals

As we are not able to provide meals in the normal way at this time, children eligible for free school meals can benefit from a national voucher scheme whilst they stay at home. This delivers on the Government’s commitment to provide ongoing support for the 1.3 million children that would receive benefits-related free school meals at their school. As soon as we receive access to this system (expected imminently), we will be able to provide every eligible child with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 to spend at supermarkets whilst we are closed due to coronavirus. The scheme will allow us to generate vouchers to families electronically, or as a gift card for those without internet access. Through the scheme, we will be able to create vouchers for the following supermarkets: Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose, and M&S. The Government recognises that it may not be convenient or possible for some families to visit one of these supermarkets, and they are working to see if additional supermarkets can be added to this list. Please contact us through email or telephone during normal school hours if your child is eligible and would like to receive vouchers.