Cooked School Meals cost just £2.35 and the Government fund free school meals for children in Reception and years 1 and 2.
Hot meals are provided by GFM and are prepared in the school kitchen. The emphasis is on healthy eating. Wholemeal flour, freshly prepared meat and vegetables are included. Genetically Modified foods are not knowingly used at anytime. School Meals are paid for through the ParentPay system.
Free School Meals are available to some children in accordance with family circumstances. If you think your child/children may be entitled to free school meals please contact the school office.
The majority of classes will return to eating in the school hall from September. However, we politely request that any child requiring the vegetarian option makes this clear when the register is taken in the morning (or preferably inform us if your child always requires the vegetarian option).
Please click below for GFM's menu for the first half of the autumn term 2021. Included are the dates for the rotating menu. Please note that changes may occur at the start of the school year due to unknown numbers of meal takers and assessing children's preferences.
Children may choose to bring a packed lunch rather than have a school lunch.
We are currently working hard with the catering company to ensure that school meals are as healthy and varied as possible. However, some of our children have packed lunches and it is important that these are as healthy as possible too. On occasions we have children with sweets or other confectionary, such as chocolate bars, in their packed lunches.
Here is a gentle reminder about our current rules regarding packed lunches.
No fizzy or sugary drinks
We reserve the right to withdraw items from packed lunches which do not conform to these guidelines. We encourage parents to limit crisps, cakes and biscuits.
We are currently working on a whole school food policy which will tighten the rules on packed lunches in the future.
Break and snack
All of our children under seven get a piece of fruit or vegetable every morning. Older children are encouraged to bring fruit or vegetables to school as a snack at break-times.
Drinks through the day
All children are asked to bring a clear water bottle to encourage drinking throughout the day. Children are allowed to only drink water throughout the day and can refill their bottles to ensure that they have enough to drink.