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School Meals

Meals are provided as part of the Local Authority’s catering contract with Edwards and Ward and are in line with the nutritional guidelines. We are fortunate to have a brand new kitchen completed in 2012.

With effect from 1st April 2017 the price of a school meal will increase to £2.15 per pupil, per day.  Therefore the weekly cost will be £10.75. Payment must be made two weeks in advance.

After Easter, from 18th April we will be offering on-line payments for dinner monies. The minimum transaction using this service must be equivalent to half a terms school meal charges.

The first half of the summer term is 6 weeks, (18th April 2017 to Friday 26th May 2017), therefore payments made through online banking should be £64.50, payable by the 21st April 2017.

The second half of the summer term is 7 weeks (5th June 2017 to 21st July 2017)  therefore payments made through online banking should be to £75.25, payable by the 9th June 2017.

If you wish to pay using on-line banking, please ask in the office for the school’s bank details.

Please note that we will ONLY be accepting dinner money via bank transfer at this time.  Please do not pay any clubs or trips by bank transfer.  This will be made available later in the year and you will receive separate notification when this is available.

When paying please quote the reference as your child’s name – meals and payment dates to and from, e.g. 18/4/17 – 26/5/17.

To view the school dinners for Autumn/Winter 2017, please click on the document below.

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If at any time you wish your child to change from school dinners to packed lunch or vice versa, we would ask that you give us a half term’s notice. It is also the parent’s responsibility to inform us of your child’s allergies or dietary requests.

Packed lunches

Children need a balanced diet with a good variety of foods to ensure that all their requirements for growth and development are met. The government has indicated that all school dinners must meet nutritional guidelines and these standards are met by the LA contractors (Harrisons Catering). It seems only fair therefore, that we should attempt to make sure that packed lunches also meet the same criteria.

We are a Healthy School and as such we operate the traffic light system with regard to lunch boxes and what they should contain. The packed lunch should also include a bottle of plain water (not fruit juice of any kind): water is always available to all the children in the dining hall.

Healthy Eating

As part of our PSHE programme of work and in an effort to promote healthy eating amongst our pupils we are promoting the traffic light system to help the children to make healthy choices at lunchtimes.

You may well ask what does this mean? Red – Stop. Items to be eaten occasionally

Amber – Get Ready. Food that is good for you, but should be eaten in moderation. This food group is important for energy, calcium and protein.

Green – Go. Important for essential vitamins and to be eaten lots of.

In their lunch boxes, we encourage the children to include lots of items from the ‘Green’, some from the ‘Amber’ and one item only from the ‘Red’. The children can be very inventive and with a little help they will make healthy choices whether they have hot dinners from our kitchen or healthy packed lunches prepared.

RED – 1 ITEM ONLY

AMBER – SEVERAL ITEMS

GREEN - UNLIMITED

BISCUITS 

BREAD, PASTA, RICE

FRUIT

CAKES

CHEESE, YOGHURT, FISH

VEGETABLES

 

EGGS, CEREAL BARS

SALAD

 

SAUSAGES, COOKED MEATS

WATER

BANNED ITEMS : CRISPS, CHOCOLATE AND SWEETS, OR PRE-PACKED SNACKS SUCH AS LUNCHABLES, CHOCOLATE SPREADS, PEANUT BUTTER AND CONSERVES (JAMS AND MARMALADES).