Our new catering company, Aspens, will be introducing their fabulous new menu from Monday 5th June. Please take a look at the new three-week rolling menu below, and if your child would like to try these delicious new meals then please let the office know. Please also find below the forms to complete if your child has specific allergies or dietary requirements, as this will need be completed to send to the new catering company.
More information about Aspens Catering can be found here:
Your child may have a hot or cold school lunch or, if they prefer, bring their own packed lunch. We have our own school kitchen and the school meals are cooked on site every day. The menu is planned for three weeks in advance and is written up each day. There is a choice of hot and cold food, with a daily salad and fruit bar. The selection caters for a range of dietary preferences and needs.
If you would like your child to have a school meal, please speak to the Office as we have a cashless system with money being paid via ParentPay, and they will give you all the information you need.
If your child has a packed lunch, please provide a clearly labelled lunch box and put the drink in a plastic container (no glass bottles or fizzy drinks). We are committed to healthy eating and encourage our parents and children to consider healthy options when packing a lunch. Please note that we are a nut free school.
Free School Meals
Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been offered a free school meal at no cost to the parent or guardian. All you need to do is complete a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) form available from the school office. We encourage all infant children to participate in free school meals as those provided by the Local Authority adhere to a strictly balanced Healthy Eating menu. This also saves you the job of preparing a packed lunch for your child every day. The children enjoy the dining hall experience with their friends and often ‘picky eaters’ really improve their eating habits when dining with their friends and choosing their own food.
Please note that we will ask parents to provide a packed lunch for their child when the children are off site (e.g. a school trip) over the lunch time. if you are eligible for Pupil premium (not the UIFSM) then we will offer a pre-made packed lunch from the school kitchen.
If you have a child in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6, and you are receiving Income based Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support from the D.S.S., your children are entitled to free school meals, so please ask for a form from the school office or the Education Department. If you are on Income Support, please register your children for a free school meal, even if you wish to provide your own.
If you are not receiving benefits, you may still have the right to free school meals and should apply to the Education Department or ask at school. All enquiries are strictly confidential.
Please click here to check your eligibility (there is a guide at the bottom of the page to help you too). It’s quick and easy but in case you get stuck, the pdf below gives step by step instructions of how to apply. All you will require is your; name, date of birth and National Insurance number.