Lunchtime and Snacks
Lunchtime, Snacks and Healthy Eating
All Reception and Key Stage 1 children are entitled to free school meals.
Meals for children in Key Stage 2 cost £2.68 each from September 2023. The criteria for eligibility for free school meals in Key Stage 2 is available by clicking this link or for more information call 0300 1237039.
Our meals are cooked on-site and come highly recommended. School meals are optional and the children may bring a packed lunch to school or have a combination of both throughout the week.
When the Reception class children begin to stay all day, lunch will be eaten in the hall, initially with their Year 6 buddies, so that the children settle into the lunch-time routine. The children are well supervised and the Midday Assistants check that they have eaten a good amount. Children are informed of the daily menu.
Meals are to be chosen and paid for in advance online via the School Spider app. If your child has missed a lunch that was paid for with illness or a school trip, the amount will be refunded on request back onto the your School Spider Account.
The school works with parents to promote healthy eating. If your child has packed lunch there are a few things to remember:
- Make sure your child enjoys eating what is provided in their lunch box.
- Preparing the lunch box together is a good idea.
- Please do not over-fill your child's lunch box as children can find it very daunting if there is too much to finish.
Your child may have a snack in the morning and afternoon.
They can bring their own fruit (fresh or dried) from home or toast is available at morning break. Children order this during morning registration - money should be brought into school and will be collected by the class teacher.
Toast – 25p
School provides free fresh fruit and vegetables for all Key Stage 1 children in the afternoon, e.g. apples, pears, bananas, tomatoes, carrots etc.
We encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle and to drink plenty of water.
A water bottle should come to school with fresh water every day (no squash or flavoured water please). Please check that the water bottle is clearly named. Please do not put water bottles inside the book bags. If they leak, they can damage reading books.