A mid-day meal, cooked in the school kitchen, is served in our own hall. We have a set menu which changes each half term, and family service where two of our older children serve the meal to a table of eight. We do not serve any processed foods, and we use fresh produce, wherever possible sourced locally. This development was a major element in the school being awarded “Healthy School Status”. You can see our current menu on the school website.
Dinner money for the week should be paid by ParentMail, our school payments website, or at the school office. Meals paid for but not eaten are credited for the following week. No distinction is made between children paying for school meals and those entitled to a free school meal. No-one but the school administrator is aware of children having free meals. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).
If parents wish children to change from eating sandwiches to eating a school meal and visa-versa, at least seven days notice is required and fourteen if possible. This is to allow the kitchen staff time to alter amounts of food being ordered.
We have eight mid-day supervisors attending to the needs of children during the lunch hour, assisting in the canteen and supervising in the playground or classroom during wet lunch times.