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. We sell only healthy snacks in the school tuck shop including wholemeal toast, a wide range of fruit and cheese nibbles.
School meals are provided by Dolce Caterers. Menus are carefully selected to meet nutritional requirements and run on a three weekly cycle (see attachments below). There are two hot meal options every day as well as baguettes, wraps, sandwiches or rolls and jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings. Hot food options include 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 (UIFMS) scheme. Junior pupils may qualify for free school meals if your family are in receipt of:
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
- 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 Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitlyed to Working Taz Credit and have annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
If you think you are entitled to Free School Meals or are unsure whether you qualify, please contact the school office who will be happy to help.
If you do not qualify for free school meals the cost is £2.25 per day.
If you prefer your child to bring their own packed lunch, please ensure this consists of at least one piece of fruit and a healthy drink such as water and please avoid fizzy drinks. An example of a healthy lunch box could include the items listed below to ensure it is nutritionally balanced:
- a sandwich made from brown bread, a pasta salad, a wrap, pitta bread pockets or a bagel
- a yoghurt
- a piece of fruit, fruit bag, carrot sticks, slice of fruit loaf or cucumber slices
- a savory treat could be a snack-a-jacks or baked crisps
If you are struggling for ideas with your child’s lunch box please see Mrs Lillie who will be happy to help you. Thank you!
Our school caterers provide various theme lunches throughout the academic year such as Christmas dinner, Pizza days, Chinese New Year and other various themes. This is a good way of encouraging more pupils to take up a school lunch. Each theme has its own special menu. Parents can access the menu from their School Grid account and book online.