Cooked School Meals cost £2.95 for KS2 children and £2.35 for Nursery. 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.
GFM, who provide our caterers, have issued a new menu in the summer term and the trial of offering a jacket potato choice everyday has gone well. On rare occasions the jacket potato will not be suitable for vegetarians but there will always be a vegetarian alternative to the main meal.
We are continuing to serve children at their tables which means that they must choose their option (main meal, vegetarian, jacket potato or packed lunch) at registration. Especially for the younger children, we expect you agree that it would be better if parents help children to know which choice they should be saying, so please do look at the menu ahead of time and talk to your children about the choices for the day if possible.
We hope you understand that with nearly 150 children having a school meal everyday, it is difficult to monitor choices. However, if we become aware that a child is choosing a jacket potato very regularly, we will contact parents to check that you are happy with this choice. We also hope that by children making a clear choice in the morning, the kitchen will know exact numbers for each meal type which should avoid excessive food waste.
Please click below for GFM's menu for the Autumn term (and start of the spring term). 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.
Thank you for your support in looking through the menu and choices with your child ahead of time.
Children may choose to bring a packed lunch rather than have a school lunch.
The catering company ensures 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.
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.