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Meals and snacks
All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. It is up to parents to decide if they wish to take up this option. Otherwise children can bring in their own packed lunches. The school has a newly fitted kitchen where fresh meals are cooked daily, with an alternative to the main option always available.
Pupils in Nursery and Key Stage 2 can continue to take a hot meal if they wish however these will need to be paid for. Dinner money needs to be paid in advance of the week they are to be taken in weekly or half-termly instalments. We are unable to accept cash and ask that payments are made to school via ParentPay. Currently, the weekly cost for a school meal is £11.50 per week.
If dinner money is not received for the week meals will not be provided the following week and a packed lunch must be brought from home. Should your child wish to change from school meals to packed lunch then one week’s notice is required.
If you think you may be entitled to free school meals you should make an application to the local education authority: Free-school-meals >>
If you choose to send your child with a packed lunch please note that it should be as equally healthy and nutritious as school dinners. We do not allow crisps, chocolate, sweets, nuts or any food with added sugar (choose sugar-free yoghurts, jelly and dried fruit). Water is freely available to all at lunchtimes, no other drinks are permitted. There are excellent lunchbox suggestions available at https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes.
Fruit and milk in school
All children can bring a piece of fruit to school for a mid-morning snack if they wish. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with free fruit/vegetables and a drink of milk (up until their 5th birthday). You can continue to purchase milk after this if you wish. Contact the office for further details