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School Meals

Dinners

A healthy and nutritious meal is served each day.  Children are able to select from a varied menu that is prepared and cooked in our own kitchen.  The menu can be found on the school website.

Children will select their meal at the beginning of the day and this is then made in our school kitchen.  Once selected the children will be unable to change their minds as their chosen meal will have been made for them.

From September 2014, pupils in Reception and KS1 are entitled to receive a universal free school meal.  However, it is tremendously important that if you are entitled to benefits that you still apply for free school meals if you feel you are entitled to do so.  School receives additional funding with which to provide extra support for your child to ensure they meet their full potential.  Eligibility for FSM will also entitle you to £26 worth of financial assistance for the purchase of school uniforms and to receive free milk when your child is in Years 1 – 6.

Packed Lunches

If you decide that you would like to send your child with a packed lunch, please ensure there are no sweets, chocolate, drinks, tube yoghurts or thermos flasks please. Please make sure the sandwich box is clearly marked with your child’s name.

Lunchtime Drinks

All children are supplied with a drink of water. There is no requirement for children to bring drinks from home.

Snack

Pupils in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2 are provided with a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable each day through the government’s healthy eating project. Alternatively, you may send your child with a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable from home. Children in Y3-Y6 can bring a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable from home to eat at playtime. No other food or sweets are permitted and children should not consume food from their lunchbox outside of lunchtime.