hot lunch menus
We have a kitchen on site that provides the children with a menu that is freshly prepared daily by trained staff using local and regional produce. (Every day there is a two course meal, includes a vegetarian option all served with freshly prepared vegetables). The desserts vary every day, custard is served as an accompaniment to all hot desserts. The cost of the school meals is £2.10 a day; meals need to be paid for weekly, monthly or termly in advance via Parentpay. All of our children in Squirrels, Hedgehogs and Badgers are entitled to a hot school lunch under the Government Universal Free School Meals.
We have a new system for school lunches that is working really well. The introduction of the family service where children have a set place every day and the older children act as table leaders, responsible for place settings, serving food and making sure the children clear the tables at the end of lunch has proved to be a real success.
It is now the responsibility of the school to process free school meal applications. For every child who is registered for Free School Meals, even if they still bring in packed lunches, the school will receive extra funding called Pupil Premium; therefore we would encourage every family to check whether their child/children are eligible.
The system of applying has been made easier as we have signed up to use an online checking service, which means you can check if your child is eligible by using your own computer at home and logging onto My Free School Meals. You do not have to provide documents as proof, as the system operates using national insurance numbers and a few details about you and your child/children. Should you not have access to a computer at home, or you are unsure about how to do this, please feel free to come into the school office and Mrs Dumford will assist you in completing your application online.
There is no charge to parents for using this facility and only successful applications will be charged to the school at a nominal amount. The school office will process all successful vouchers on receipt of the report received on a fortnightly basis.