Some children go home for lunch, but most stay at school. Children are welcome to bring their own packed lunches to eat in the classrooms. Lunch boxes and drink containers need to be unbreakable and clearly named. Food wrappings and remains should be taken home in the boxes. Due to severe allergies amongst some of our pupils, we are a nut free school so please do not send in items such as nutty bars and peanut butter sandwiches. We also ave a child with a severe egg allergy which could result in anaphylactic shock. Therefore, please can we ask that you do not send your child to school with egg sandwiches, scotch eggs or boiled eggs. Thank you.
Hot school meals are available and are provided by Dolce Ltd. Pre-ordering and payment is done online through Live Kitchen and you can view recipes, check ingredients and block dishes which contain allergens. If you are new to the school, the office will give you the details to set up a Live Kitchen account.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal. These are provided as part of a government initiative to provide children in these years with a healthy and nutritious school meal. They still need to be ordered through Live Kitchen.
Please can we ask, that if your child has a meal booked but is off sick or has decided they want sandwiches on a particular day instead, that you remember to cancel the meal on Live Kitchen before 9.30am.
The school is charged £2.30 for each infant free school meal booked, regardless of whether or not the child takes the meal, unless it is cancelled on Live Kitchen by a 9.30am deadline. Just 5 children a day whose hot meals are not cancelled when they are off sick or bring a packed lunch costs the school £2185 over the year.
For children in Years 3 - 6, if you have booked your child a school meal and your child is off sick or has decided to have sandwiches instead, you will also need to cancel the meal on Live Kitchen before 9.30am, otherwise you will still be charged.
Thank you for your continued support.
We have again received a 5 star food hygiene rating from Environmental Health.
Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2 they will automatically qualify for Universal Infant Free School Meals. However, if you are in receipt on any of the benefits listed below and you register directly for free school meals, the school can also access a Pupil Premium grant for your child. In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, this amounted to £1,320 per registered pupil per year (£36,960 for our school). This also ensures that your child continues to receive free school meals throughout their time in education.
You may be entitled to Free School Meals (and Pupil Premium) if you receive;
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on
- Universal Credit.
Please speak to the office staff in confidence for further details.
Packed lunches and snacks
In their work in Health Education lessons, children learn about taking care of their teeth and choosing a healthy diet. To give children consistent messages and to support this work, we do not allow gum, sweets, chocolate or confectionery bars in school. KS1 children receive a piece of fruit for their morning break, provided in school. Children in KS2 may bring their own fruit snack to eat at break. Fresh water is always available, so drinks should only be brought with a packed lunch and may not be taken onto the playground. Plain water only is allowed in classes.
The whole school is a no smoking area and parents and visitors are asked not to smoke anywhere on the school premises, either inside the building or in the grounds.
We are a nut free school