Lunchtime begins at 12.00 noon and children eat together in the School Hall.
Options are a packed lunch provided from home or a hot school meal
Universal Free School Meals R/KS1
If your child is in Reception, Year One, or Year Two they are entitled to Universal Free School meals, which provides your child with a hot meal each day. If you would like further information please contact the school office.
Parents are asked to provide their child with a packed lunch in a named container. We request that parents do not send in fizzy drinks and sweets as part of your child’s lunch.
It would be very helpful if the drinks container could be stored inside your child’s lunchbox.
During lunchtime the children are looked after by a 2 lunchtime supervisors. We aim for lunchtime to be a pleasant social occasion for everyone and we begin the meal with a shared grace.
Hot School Meals
Hot school meals are provided daily by Dolce and their number is 01937 581427, which should be used for any enquiries etc. To order food, please use ‘School Grid’ for an online order system.
Is your child eligible for a free packed lunch?
If you think your child may be entitled to a free packed lunch please contact the School Office.
How can you be sure you are giving your child a "healthy" packed lunch?
With so much choice in the supermarkets, yet so many guidelines as to what is really nutritious for your child, it's easy to get confused about what's healthy and what isn't for school lunches
We adapted a helpful group of 10 tips from National Lunchbox Week will help you think 'outside the lunch-box'.
- Reduce the use of butter and margarine or try to replace it all together with low-fat mayonnaise or reduced-fat spread.
- Try to include salad in their sandwiches.
- Include a portion of fruit every day.
- Be adventurous and make it quick and easy to eat. Instead of setting your child the task of peeling an orange, why not pack them a bunch of grapes, a portion of fresh pineapple or fruit segments.
- Make a salad box in the morning with fresh salad and vegetables and alternate toppings throughout the week, like grilled chicken, tuna or asparagus.
- Rice is a great base for salad, so try mixing in fruit, nuts, beans and vegetables for a tasty lunch alternative.
- If they have a sweet tooth don't automatically head for the sweets and chocolate. There are healthier alternatives that are just as tasty. Try dried fruit mixes..
- Crisps are not the only convenient savoury snack. Look for baked rather than dried snacks which contain less fat and fewer calories than crisps.
- Always include a drink to keep your child hydrated. Water is by far the best drink so stick to natural mineral water rather than the heavily-sweetened flavoured waters.
- If you're looking for a slightly sweeter drink there's nothing nicer than a 100 per cent fresh fruit juice to accompany their lunch.