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School Meals

School meals   

These are cooked on site and provided by Harrison Catering Service. The meals are varied and interesting, healthy and nutritious.

Cost

£2.70 per day for children in Nursery.

This year all school aged children from Reception-Year 6 are entitled to a free school meal.

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Free School Meals/Pupil Premium

Although meals are free this year for children in Reception-Year 6 we encourage you to apply for additional funding if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits from the Benefits Agency:

*Income Support (IS)

*Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)

*Prescribed Tax Credits – Parents/Carers who are in receipt of Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income in excess of £16,190 are not eligible for free school meals.

*Prescribed Tax Credits – Parents/Carers who are in receipt of Pension Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income in excess of £16,190 are not eligible for free school meals.

Please produce your H.M. Revenue and Customs form to confirm that you receive Prescribed Tax Credits, however, if you are in receipt of any element of Working Tax Credit you do not qualify for free school meals.

If you think you are eligible for free school meals/Pupil Premium funding, please collect an application form from the office.

Spring/Summer Lunch Menu 2024

 

 

A Healthy Packed Lunch

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch box or bag.  Whilst it is the parents’ choice as to what they put in their children’s lunch box, we do encourage a healthy mix and we do not allow children to eat sweets, chocolate bars or drink fizzy drinks as part of their lunch.

Getting ideas and inspiration for what to include in your child’s lunchbox can be a difficult task.  Healthy eating is simply about getting a better balance and eating a wide variety of foods.  All foods provide energy and nutrients and it is achieving the correct intake of those nutrients that is important for health.  Variety is the key to a healthy diet, so try not to offer the same foods on consecutive days.  By including a broad range of different foods, a much wider variety of nutrients will be eaten.  The ‘Healthier Lunchbox Checklist’ helps to explain what ‘a healthy mix’ means in terms of getting a good balanced meal in a lunchbox.

Healthier Lunchbox Checklist:

Have you included…?

 

  • A good portion of starchy food: e.g.  thick wholemeal bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad?

 

  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables: e.g. an apple, a satsuma, handful of cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks, mini-can of fruit chunks or small box of raisins?
  • A portion of milk or dairy food: e.g. individual cheese portion or pot of yogurt?
  • A portion of lean meat, fish or alternative: e.g. ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, hummus or bean/lentil salad?
  • A drink: All children should bring a named water bottle to school each day. This is kept in an accessible place according to the rules of each particular class.


  • Please note that we are a NUT FREE school so please do not send any nuts or products containing nuts (such as peanut butter or cereal bars with nuts) into school with your child.

 

The following link contains some useful information on healthy packed lunches:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/childhealth6-15/Pages/Lighterlunchboxes.aspx