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School Meals

Hot school meals are available to children currently attending school during lockdown although there is no Blue option at the moment. Please make payments for school meals by ParentMail.

The school has a band system for our school meals which means each child gets the same choice of meal, regardless of whether they are first or last in the lunch hall.

In the morning, when teachers take the dinner register, children can choose the meal they want and will be given a coloured wristband. A RED band indicates menu choice 1 (usually meat or fish), a GREEN band indicates menu choice 2 (largely vegetarian), a BROWN band indicates a jacket potato with a choice of toppings and a BLUE band indicates a pasta meal. Numbers will then be sent to the kitchen so the correct numbers of meals can be prepared.

The bands are handed in when your child collects their meal. They are then sterilised before being returned to class teachers for the next day.

You should have already received the latest menu. Our menus can also be viewed below to see the variety of food offered. Click on each menu to seen an enlarged version to enable easier reading.

Hot and cold Deli Bag Menus:

Week 1 - 31/08/20, 21/09/20, 12/10/20, 09/11/20, 30/11/20.

Week 2 - 07/09/20, 28/09/20, 19/10/20, 16/11/20, 07/12/20.

Week 3 - 14/09/20, 05/10/20, 02/11/20, 23/11/20, 14/12/20.

Hot Lunch Menus

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

For further details of the menus please go to the bottom of the page.

Week 1 menu for weeks beginning: 31/08/20, 21/09/20, 12/10/20, 09/11/20, 30/11/20, 04/01/21, 25/01/21, 22/02/21, 15/03/21, 19/04/21, 10/05/21, 07/06/21, 28/06/21, 19/07/21.

Week 2 menu for weeks beginning: 07/09/20, 28/09/20, 19/10/20, 16/11/20, 07/12/20, 01/02/21, 01/03/21, 22/03/21, 26/04/21, 17/05/21, 14/06/21, 15/07/21.

Week 3 menu for weeks beginning: 14/09/20, 05/10/20, 02/11/20, 23/11/20, 14/12/20, 18/01/21, 08/02/21, 08/03/21, 29/03/21, 03/05/21, 24/05/21, 21/06/21, 12/07/21.

School meals are cooked in our own kitchen. They are nutritious and good value for money.

The Goverment has decided that from September 2014, all pupils in Reception,Year 1 and Year 2 should be able to have a free school meal at lunchtime.This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits.Every child in these classes are eligible to take up on this offer.The Goverment has decided to fund free school lunches in these year groups, following the Department for Education's recent review of school food. In a trial it was found that pupils who ate a high quality school lunch achieved better academically that those who did not.They were also more likely to make healthier food choices.

Dinner money should be paid online through the ParentMail system (with £11 being the minimum payment.) It does not matter if your child only has dinners occasionally, as the balance reduces every time a school meal is taken. Alternatively, the exact dinner money needed for the whole week should be brought in on Monday mornings in a named envelope - currently £2.25 per day/£11.25 per week (from September 2019). If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals. Please see the attachment below for further details.

Children may bring their own sandwiches. For safety reasons cans and glass bottles are not acceptable.

Good behaviour is required from all children staying on the school premises during lunch time. Failure to comply with this may mean the facility will be withdrawn and your child will not be allowed to stay at school for the dinner period. 

We have staggered lunch times in order to provide more supervision and extra space on the playground wherever possible. Some children prefer to go home for dinner, but they must not be back until five minutes before afternoon school begins. 

Click here to view more information about School Meals on the Educaterers website.