Lunches are cooked on the school premises under contract to Total Catering Solutions. Meals MUST be paid for in advance on the first day of the school week, the price of school meals are £11.25 per week (£2.25 per day). The correct money should be placed in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and amount enclosed.
If your child is absent during the course of the week, money will be credited forward to the next week. Parents are asked to decide lunch arrangements for at least half a term and give similar notice if changing from packed lunch to meals, or vice versa.
If you are in receipt of Income Support/Job Seekers Allowance, and in some cases Tax Credits, your child(ren) will be entitled to free school meals. Proof of receipt of benefit is required, application forms are available from the school office. Any enquiry will be treated in confidence and no embarrassment is caused to the child. It is the parent’s responsibility to complete these forms, the Area Education Office will NOT backdate claims, and meals must be paid for until the claim is passed by Area Office. Please do not hesitate to ask in the school office should you require assistance completing the forms.
Children collect their own meals from the servery, and may ask for the amount of food they wish. We also have a salad cart where children can help themselves to salads, cold potatoes, pasta etc. If children regularly reject their meal, they will be encouraged to try and eat a little. If there is any food they cannot eat, please let us know – this does not include the particular likes and dislikes of the individual child. A choice is ALWAYS available.
Children who bring packed lunch will eat in the dining hall. Children may bring in a small carton of drink (NOT BOTTLES, CANS OR FIZZY DRINKS). We request that parents/carers support the school in its promotion of healthy eating by providing a balanced selection of food in their packed lunch. Fruit and other healthy snacks are encouraged and we would request that children do not bring sweets to school as these are not allowed during the school day. Chocolate bars and sweets will be removed from lunch boxes and sent home.
Please provide your child with the necessary equipment to enjoy their food i.e. spoons for yoghurts, straws for drink, tissues/paper napkins for mishaps.