All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. This is a decision by the Government and is called Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).
Hot lunches are provided in school and we are very excited that Star Anise have been our new provider since September 2015.
Star Anise also be provide a food education service to educate children in the process of producing healthy, tasty food. The education teaches children and give first-hand experience of taking local and sustainable ingredients and creating child friendly meals. The children are also taught cooking skills by the chefs in our new children’s kitchen and work with them to improve the menus on a fortnightly basis.
We encourage parents to pay for the meals online in advance via http://www.schoolmoney.co.uk (click on the logo to take you straight there). The cost is currently £2.20 per day. Parents claiming income support or job-seeker’s allowance which is income-based are encouraged to apply for free meals as receipt can mean further funding for the family – forms and full details are available from the Office.
Lunches are ordered daily at morning registration. There are two hot choices each day. Salad, fruit and water is served with meals.
MENU Week 1 (24 April, 8, 22 May)
MENU Week 2 (2, 15 May)
Alternatively, children can bring their own packed lunch and drink. See below for healthy ideas for the lunch box…..chocolate bars and fizzy drinks are not allowed.
All children are supervised by lunchtime supervisors both whilst eating their lunch and afterwards in the playground. During wet playtimes children are supervised in their classrooms and can choose from a selection of games generously provided by the PTFA. If children wish to go outside on a wet day and have wet weather gear in school, then this is arranged.
Healthy packed lunch ideas
If you’re running out of ideas for what to put in your child(ren)’s lunchbox, have a look at the sites below for inspiration:
|Change 4 LifeSummer Menu Week2 2016|
|Lunch Box Doctor|
|The Kitchen Shed|