Warter C. E. Primary School

"He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.ā€¯Psalm 40:2. At Warter C.E. Primary School we are working together to provide a solid foundation to learn, grow and achieve through our Christian values of hope, perseverance, friendship and respect.

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Food Hygiene Rating

Warter School has been awarded Food Hygiene Rating 5 (very good) in March 2023.

The Cost of a School Lunch and Free School Meals

Parents can choose to pay for a school lunch (currently £2.605per 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:

Free School Meals

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.


Lunch is served at 12.00pm until 12.35pm. Lunchtime play finishes at 1.00pm.
We follow East Riding of Yorkshire Council guidelines therefore parents can feel confident their children are receiving a healthy, balanced, nutritious meal every day. We source all of our ingredients from local suppliers.
Each lunch table has a mix of different age groups allowing the older children to take responsibility and serve the younger children on their table. We believe this further develops each child's sense of independence.
We also do themed menus to coincide with the topics children are learning in class.

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.





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
  • Sweets
  • Chocolate bars

It may help to make a choice of only one of the following each day:

  • A cake bar
  • Packet of crisps
  • Biscuit

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.

Packed Lunch Guidance.pdf

The Golden Table

The Golden Table is a reward based on the School Values of Friendship, Respect and Hope. Each table in the hall is awarded points throughout the week for good behaviour and table manners. The table with the most points gets to sit on The Golden Table the following week. The Golden Table receives napkins, flowers and special cups!

Parent Lunch

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.

Red Kites parent lunch.pdf

Break Times

 Children in the Foundation Unit and Key Stage One receive free fruit at morning break. Children in Key Stage Two are welcome to bring in fruit from home.

Food Technology

Each class at Warter C. E. Primary School receives a full afternoon each week with Mrs Sparkes the Catering Manager. These afternoons will take place for a full half term each school year. We work with the new curriculum teaching basic skills on cooking and healthy eating. Each class will be taught healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks through to a full evening meal.