From September 2014 all infant school children are entitled to receive a free school meal. Our school meals are ordered a week in advance using ParentMail. Our caterer, Ashlyns, provides 3 choices of main course (except on Wednesday’s roast dinner day, when the jacket potato option is not available) plus dessert.
Your child may, if they prefer, bring a packed lunch to school. This should be a nutritious meal which provides them with the energy they need for afternoon lessons e.g. a filled sandwich / roll, a piece of fruit, a cereal bar etc. (no sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks please). Water is always provided for those children who do not bring a drink. As some pupils have severe allergies we ask that no nuts, peanut butter or eggs (e.g. boiled eggs / egg mayonnaise) are included in a child’s lunch.
If your child goes home at lunch time, or is coming in for the afternoon session, they should return to school by 12.50 pm (Foundation Stage) or 1.10 pm (Years 1 & 2).
The children may bring a small portion of fresh fruit / vegetables or dried / flaked fruit every day. It is important that the snack is not a substitute for breakfast. Due to the long day it is extremely important that the children try to have a drink and something to eat before coming to school each day.
All children receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each afternoon, as part of a government scheme to encourage healthy eating.
We are mindful of the need for young children to have access to drinking water, particularly on warm days and after physical activity. Therefore, the children should bring to school a named plastic bottle of still, plain water to keep in the classroom. This is in addition to the drink the children might bring as part of a packed lunch. The children also have access to 3 drinking water fountains in school – especially important for those children who do not bring a drink.