Children in Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are welcome to bring a packed lunch from home if parents wish.
We encourage a balanced lunch so children benefit from a healthy meal.
We avoid children throwing large amounts of left-overs into a bin and ask children to bring them home in their lunch box. This way any food that has not been eaten can be seen by parents.
We have had occasions where children will throw their sandwiches or a large amount of food away and because the lunch box is empty parents believe the food has been eaten.
We do not encourage children to swap food with each other as this can cause problems between them and parents will assume their child has eaten the food they have provided and this may affect some children who have food allergies.
The Catering Service, which provides our school meals service, is independent from the School and is run by Harrison Catering, who provide fresh wholesome meals which are cooked on site, using local produce.
Water will be provided each day, however, your child is welcome to bring their own non-fizzy drink into school if they wish.
Free School Meals - Reception and Key Stage 1
As part of a current Government initiative, children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal.
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will be asked each morning by their teacher if they require a school dinner.
Parents/Carers of children in Key Stage 2, who are in receipt of certain financial benefits, may be entitled to Free School Meals.
Further information can be obtained from the Local Authority or by contacting the School Office.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that they notify the School Office within a working week of a change of circumstance affecting their child’s eligibility for Free School Meals i.e. that their child is now entitled to or is no longer entitled to a Free School Meal.
Please be aware that all applications for Free School Meals are treated with the strictest confidence.
Key Stage 2
Payment for School Meals