The daily cost of a school dinner from September will be £2.50.
If you are on a low income or benefits and think your child qualifies for Free School Meals, please ask at the school office for further information. Universal Free School Meals are provided by the government for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Please note that it is your responsibility to apply for Free School Meals as soon as you become eligible as payment cannot be backdated.
We are committed to healthy living and consistent learning throughout the day. The NHS have clear guidelines for both school meals and packed lunches.
Our governors and school councillors have agreed to support pupils to only eat foods with low levels of sugar, saturated fat and salt if they choose to have packed lunches or need to for particular reasons. As a result, they have decided that juice drinks, sweets and crisps do not constitute part of a healthy packed lunch.
A healthy packed lunch needs to include a range of different food groups:
- Starch – from bread, pitta bread, potatoes, rice or noodles
- Protein – from meat, fish, beans, eggs, tofu or Quorn
- Calcium – from cheese or yoghurt
- Vitamins and minerals – from vegetables and fruits.
Water is always available on the tables at lunchtimes. [Children will take their water bottles to lunch as part of our Covid-19 protective measures.]
Please also remember that we are a nut-free school because some of our children are extremely allergic to nuts.