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School Meals

As a school we promote healthy eating, this gives the children the benefits of being able to concentrate on their lessons which will improve their learning and behaviour.

 

School meals are provided by Radish Caterers. Menus are carefully selected to meet nutritional requirements and run on a three weekly cycle (see attachments below). There are three hot meal options every day as well as rolls and sandwiches. Hot food options include Halal meals as well as meals which are suitable for vegetarians. There is also a salad bar each day and a dessert option with a selection of fruit always available. Our catering company are able to meet the needs of pupils with special dietary requirements including allergies. School regularly meet with the catering team to ensure the needs of our pupils are fully met.

 

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are eligible for free school meals through the government's universal infant free school meal (UIFSM) scheme. Junior pupils may qualify for free school meals if your family are in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The 'Guarantee' element of State Pension Credit
  • Child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

 

Please speak to a member of the office team if you are unsure if your child qualifies. If you do not qualify for free school meals the cost is £2 per day or £10 per week (per child).

 

If you wish to change your child's lunchtime provision from sandwiches to dinners or dinners to sandwiches we ask that you give a weeks' notice to a member of the office team as our caterers need to order sufficient food in advance. If you have any queries relating to school meals please speak to a member of the office team who will be happy to help you.

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If your child has packed lunches please ensure their lunch box has at least 1 piece of fruit and a healthy drink (i.e. water but nothing fizzy). For example their lunch box could have a sandwich made from brown bread (50/50), a slice of pizza, pasta, wraps, pitta bread pockets or a bagel. For desert they could have a yoghurt, a piece of fruit, fruit bags, carrot sticks, slice of fruit loaf or cucumber slices. For a savoury treat they could have snack-a-jacks or baked crisps (i.e. Wotsits, Quavers etc). Please limit any chocolate treats to a maximum of 1 fun sized chocolate bar.

 

If you are struggling for ideas with your child's lunch box please see Mrs Lillie or Mrs Morris who will be happy to help you. Thank you!

Picture 1 Christmas lunch
Picture 2 Santa joined us for lunch
Picture 3 A selection of hot food
Picture 4 A selection of hot food
Picture 5 A selection of hot food
Picture 6 A selection of hot food
Picture 7 Salad bar
Picture 8 Friendly catering staff
Picture 9 Delicious fruit salad
Picture 10 Various healthy joghurts
Picture 11 Lovely fresh fruit available
Picture 12 Yummy desert

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