Children can have a school lunch or bring a packed lunch from home. School lunches must be paid for (see section in money in school), unless:
A ) The school has confirmation that a pupil/family qualifies for free school meals (the school office will be happy to assist you with any queries in this regard and this is all dealt with discretely)
B) Your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 (Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a hot, tasty and nutritious lunchtime meal provided at no charge to parents, under UIFSM)
Sample menu choices appear in the document below.
This is not a service run by school, but is a 'bought in service' from Shire Services
Food and Drink:
Fruit is provided daily for all the children in the Newton Building. This is under the government’s School Fruit Scheme. A wide variety of seasonal fruit is offered to the children. There is usually a choice and children are strongly encouraged to eat a piece of fruit each morning break time.
The children are also asked to bring a bottle of drinking water each day. This can be filled from the tap in the classroom to enable children to have a drink of water whenever they are thirsty. The only children with drinks other than water will be those children who have sandwiches who may bring a flavoured drink (orange squash etc) for lunchtime.
Please click here for further detailed information on allergens found in specific Shire Services meals.