School Dinners and Snacks
School meals are cooked on site and every effort is made to ensure that children have a healthy, balanced meal. The school can provide a hot meal, currently costing £2.00. Children may bring a packed lunch from home if they prefer. Drinks are available in the dinner hall for those having school dinners. We ask that only non fizzy drinks in cartons or plastic bottles be brought in for packed lunches.
If your child is to go home for lunch, please inform us of this in writing.
The office currently collects dinner money daily, weekly, monthly or half termly.
Parents are entitled to claim free school meals if they receive certain state benefits. If you think you are eligable; applications should be made on line to ECC Education Transport awards on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now offer Sims Agora online payment system details of which are under the Online Payment page.
The Coalition Government has announced that, from September 2014, all state funded children in Reception, year 1 and year 2) will receive a free school lunch. The School Food Plan (www.schoolfoodplan.com) presented evidence that universal free school meals leads to positive improvements in health, attainment and social cohesion, and help families with the cost of living is available from the school office.
Snack time is an important part of the Foundation Stage experience, with snacks being prepared with and shared by the children, often linked to their topic work. We ask for small contributions towards snack, which will be determined by the class Teacher and parents shall be informed. Please let the staff know directly of any food allergies (as well as including the information on the Admission Form).
In Years 1 and 2, children receive free fruit or vegetables each day as part of a Government scheme. In Years 3-6, the children are encouraged to bring in a snack from home and the School Council has drawn up a list of healthy snacks.
Please choose from this list:
- fruit (eg apples, bananas, tomato) or vegetables (eg carrot, celery);
- cereal bars (without chocolate) or dried fruit, such as raisins or fruit flakes;
- mini sandwiches with a healthy filling;
- breadsticks, rice cakes or crackers;
- drinking yoghurts;
- fromage frais or cheese.
Please do not send chocolates, sweets, crisps or sweet biscuits.