We feel that it is very important and a vital part of the children’s social education, that as a school, we insist on the best table manners and a high standard of behaviour at the dining table to ensure a pleasant experience for all.
Pupils can have either a school meal or bring their own packed lunch. Our school meals are provided by a catering company called Principals Catering and they ensure a nutritionally balanced menu is available each day.
All children have their lunch between 12.00 and 12.30pm. The children eating a cooked school meal are seated at the same table each day and the Year 6 pupils are Table Monitors. The children choose their lunch from the selection available with help from the older children and staff. Bread and salad are also available.
Parents are welcome to try school meals if they wish and we usually offer a 'try a meal' day to new Reception families on entry to the school.
Children eating a packed lunch eat together and are expected to bring a nutritionally balanced meal with them. Cans and bottles are not permitted and we ask parents to avoid providing crisps and chocolate to help us to maintain our ‘Healthy School’ status. We aim to be a nut free school for the children, and parents are asked to ensure that packed lunches are also nut free so that we can support our children with nut allergies. For example, no peanut butter sandwiches.
Free School Meals
All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a daily free school meal as part of the government's current Unversal Free School Meal offer but other pupils in Years 3 to 6 need to pay for their meal unless parents have applied for and been given free school meal status. We encourage all parents who think they may qualify for free school meals to apply as this can trigger additional funding to support children's learning.
Applying for free school meals - Parents who are in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit or Child Tax Credit are encouraged to apply for Free School Meals. Application forms are available from the school office on request or parents can log on to www.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals to check their eligibility for school meals.
Payment - Payment for school meals may be made weekly or termly online (preferred method) or by cash to the school office. Please enclose all payments for the office in a sealed envelope labelled with your child’s name.
Weekly payments should be received every Monday morning. If paying termly, payment should be made on the first day of term.
To register online and make online payments please click here