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School Meals and Snacks
Children may eat either a school meal (a hot meal or a cold packed lunch meal) purchased at school, or bring their own packed (healthy) lunch. The school operates a cash cafeteria system providing choice as well as a focus on healthy, balanced food. Meals are prepared on site and staff work hard to ensure that children’s likes and dislikes are taken into account – let us know if your child has specific needs (within reason!) regarding their diet. All children eat in the hall and ‘school dinner children’ and ‘packed lunch children’ all sit together, so that as far as possible, children may enjoy their lunch with their classmates and friends. Children should bring in dinner money in a labelled purse.
We do encourage parents to apply for free school meals if eligible (ask at the office for further details or click the link below). This is totally confidential and we organise the system in a way that does not identify any child as having a free meal – they are classes as ‘pre-paid’ meals along with all those children who pay weekly. Your child may then have a meal on any day, even if on some days they bring in a packed lunch.
Free school meal information
Healthy eating is an important aspect of encouraging children to develop a healthy lifestyle and your help in this area is appreciated. The ‘Playtime Picnic’ scheme is hugely successful in developing the social skills of sharing and co-operation and in encouraging children to eat a range of fruit and other healthy snacks. Water is always freely available.
Please inform the school if there are medical reasons why your child should not be offered any specific foods.