During the current coronavirus pandemic our lunchtime arrangements have had to be changed.
Please see below for details for how it works currently:
• All pupils have a choice between a hot lunch (meat or vegetarian options), OR a jacket potato OR a different sandwich option (filled with tuna, cheese or ham). Alternatively, you may wish to send them in with their own packed lunch.
• If your child is in KS2 and entitled to a free school meal, they will be provided with a choice of a hot lunch OR picnic lunch. However, your child may bring a packed lunch if you wish.
• There will be 3 sittings for lunch to ensure we can maintain appropriate social distancing. Pupils will also have a play outside after lunch. Again, there will be no interaction between Class Bubbles.
• Y6 pupils will eat lunch in their classroom, with school meals being delivered from the kitchen to the classrooms by our kitchen staff.
Lunches must be ordered in advance using the Pupil Asset app or website by midday on the previous Thursday.
Changes to arrangements for mixing packed lunch and school lunches.
Thanks to our new Pupil Asset app we are pleased to say that pupils will no longer have to have a whole week of packed lunch or school lunch. Pupils may now alternate during the week between school lunch and own packed lunch.
We do ask that if you could use the Pupil Asset meal choice section to advise us even if pupils will be having packed lunches, it'd be very much appreciated.
Pupils can bring in their own packed lunch or can order a school lunch. Our food is prepared and cooked on the premises and comprises of a balanced, tasty and nutritional menu.
The meals are very popular with the pupils and are great value at £11 per week (just £2.20 per meal). Parents/carers and pupils are encouraged to select their choice of lunch one week in advance and for a week at a time. The choice of school lunches is selected from a weekly menu.
Lunches should be ordered and paid for by the Thursday morning of the week before and must be ordered and paid for on the Pupil Asset app or website.
We request that healthy packed lunches are provided in a suitably robust, named container and that there are no nuts, fizzy drinks, sweets, chocolate or yoghurt tubes.
Year F, Year 1 and Year 2 Universal Free School Meals
From September 2014 all pupils in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for FREE school meals. This is fantastic news because pilot studies have clearly shown significant benefits for children eating a proper nutritious meal in the middle of the school day.
However, families on low incomes are asked to continue to complete a confidential free school meal registration form as this information will enable our school to continue to access pupil premium funding allocated from the Government.
Pupil premium funding makes a big difference and this year we received £1320 for each pupil registered. Our school has successfully used the money to subsidise workshops for parents/carers, trips and music lessons, as well as employing a Counselling and Family Support Worker.
Please help us help your child. Full details are contained in the Free School Meals letter. parents/carers receiving the benefits listed in the letter enable the school to receive much needed funding. Please be sure to complete the relevant forms which are available from the school office.
Special themed menus
We occasionally have themed lunch days. These have included French day, St George's Day, Children in Need and Wimbledon. On these days the menu fits the theme and the hall is decorated appropriately!
For the current lunch menus click HERE.