Hot school meals are available to children attending school. Please make payments for school meals by ParentMail.
The school has a colour 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. RED indicates menu choice 1 (usually meat or fish), a GREEN indicates menu choice 2 (largely vegetarian), a BROWN indicates a jacket potato with a choice of toppings and BLUE band indicates a pasta meal. Numbers will then be sent to the kitchen, so the correct numbers of meals can be prepared.
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 see an enlarged version to enable easier reading.
The Government 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. All children in these classes are eligible to take up this offer. The Government 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 than 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 £12.10 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 £2.42 per day/£12.10 per week (from March 2023). 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 lunchtime. Failure to comply with this may mean the facility will be withdrawn, and your child will not be allowed to stay at school for the dinner period.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.