Food Hygiene Rating
The Cost of a School Lunch and Free School Meals
Parents can choose to pay for a school lunch (currently £2.60 per day) or provide a packed lunch for their child. Children in reception and key stage one are automatically entitled to a universal infant free school meal.
If you are in receipt of universal credit you maybe entitled to free school meals. Please click on the link below to see if you could be eligible:
Even if your child is in reception or key stage one you should still apply if you think you may be eligible. The school will receive pupil premium funding and children will receive free school meals when they move up to year 3.
Please click on the image below to view our current menu
Food Intolerances and Allergies
Please contact the school office if you have any queries or concerns about your child's food intolerances or allergies.
WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL
PACKED LUNCHES FROM HOME SHOULD NOT CONTAIN ANY NUTS OR NUT RELATED PRODUCTS.
SNACKS FROM HOME SHOULD NOT CONTAIN ANY NUTS OR NUT RELATED PRODUCTS. PLEASE SEND FRUIT ONLY.
MANY THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.
Packed Lunch Guidance
Children’s packed lunches should include items from the 5 main food groups;
1) Bread, Rice, Potatoes, Pasta. These starchy foods are a healthy source of energy. Packed lunches should include 2 or more portions eg pasta salad, sandwich.
2) Fruit and Vegetables. These foods provide vitamins, minerals and fibre. Lunches should include at least 1 portion of fruit and 1 portion of vegetables / salad, or more e.g. carrot/cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes, a piece of fruit.
3) Milk and Dairy foods. These foods provide calcium for healthy bones and teeth. Include 1 portion at lunch e.g. yoghurt, fromage frais, milk.
4) Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans. These foods provide protein for growth. Packed lunches should include 1 portion of these foods e.g. boiled egg as filling in sandwich, mixed bean salad.
5) Drinks – any drinks provided in lunch boxes should only include either plain water, milk, unsweetened fresh fruit juice, diluted fresh fruit juice, fruit or dairy based smoothies.
School provide a jug of tap water to drink every day on the tables.
Please support us by not including these items in a packed lunch
Foods and drinks high in fat and / or sugar .
It is important not to fill up on too many foods that are high in fat and / or sugar at the expense of other more nutritious foods. Limiting high fat and sugar foods will help protect young people from becoming overweight as well as helping prevent tooth decay, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
- Fizzy Pop/Fruit shoots
- Chocolate bars
It may help to make a choice of only one of the following each day:
- A cake bar
- Packet of crisps
Waste and Disposal
The school will, within reason, send any uneaten packed lunch food items back home. The rationale for this is that parents can also monitor what their child has consumed during the day and then raise any concerns over their child’s food intake with the school.
Funky Friday School Lunches are for children who usually have a packed lunch. If your child would like a school lunch on a Friday, instead of their usual packed lunch, please let the office know by Friday morning at 9:30am. For children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 the lunch is free. For Year 3 to Year 6, the charge is £2.60.
The Golden Table
Parents are invited to come into school to join their child for lunch once per year. Each class takes it in turns to invite their parents to school for lunch so parents can see the quality of food children receive and good manners the children have whilst in the dinning hall. Click on the link below to read the feedback from our parent lunch on 24th October when parents of Red Kites class came to school.