School Meals Update
Meals are cooked freshly every day by well trained staff, using high quality ingredients. All menus comply with the Government’s new food and nutrient standards introduced to ensure children are guaranteed a tasty and nutritious meal.
School meals are now made using less sugar, salt and fat, with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. They include a wide range of healthy options, and combine traditional favourite dishes such as roast dinners, with new and exciting ranges including chicken joe wraps.
A wider range of fresh fruit and vegetables are on offer with strawberries, grapes and melon a regular feature, alongside the staples of bananas, apples and oranges. A salad bar is now available.
Reception/Years 1 and 2
As you are aware, all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a FREE SCHOOL MEAL. The majority of our children benefit from this fantastic provision and have access to a balanced and healthy meal each day. If your child currently stays sandwiches I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. School meals do not need to be booked in advance or cancelled if your child is away as a Dinner Register is collated each morning. Children are also able to have a mixture of school dinners and sandwiches if that is helpful to you.
Years 3,4,5 and 6
If you are in receipt of Free School Meals there is no need to book your child’s meals in advance, or cancel if your child is away as a Dinner Register is collated each morning. If you pay for your child’s school meal, payment can be made by placing and posting the correct money inside the designated postbox which is situated outside the School Dinner Hall. As a register is collated each morning, there is no need to cancel a meal booked and paid for if your child is absent from school.