Children are able to choose between three school meal options each day including at least one vegetarian or vegan option. School is also able to cater for allergies with a tailored menu to suit the child and their needs.
School meals are ordered in advance via ParentPay where menus are viewable in advance for each week in any term. Meals must be chosen and booked by the Thursday of the preceding week in order to enable the order to be placed with our caterers on Friday for the following week's lunches.
School meals are prepared and supplied from a centralised hub kitchen. Special diets can be catered for and we encourage parents to inform the school lunch company on firstname.lastname@example.org about any food allergies or special dietary requirements and by submitting the Special Diets Form with any medical documentation.
Freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, yoghurts and drinking water are available daily.
The government provides a free school meal daily for all children in Reception, Years 1 and 2.
Free lunches may continue in Years 3-6 if a family qualifies for them by being eligible and applying for Free School Meals.
Please do not wait until Year 3 to apply for Free School Meals. Applying for them from Reception means your child could also qualify for £1,345 in extra funding per year to help boost their overall learning through something called Pupil Premium. This means that children could also receive help with other paid-for items such as school trips.
To find out if you are eligible for Free School Meals, please visit the B&NES website and read the document below. Please also do ask the School Office about applying for Free School Meals. All enquiries are handled in a discreet, confidential and friendly manner.
Dinner money must be paid at the time of booking on ParentPay. The current cost of a school meal is £2.80. Children are served lunches in the same way and at the same time as the rest of their year group whether they receive free meals or not.
Children may bring a packed lunch in a suitable lunch box, which should also include a cold drink. We encourage parents to provide a healthy balanced lunch. Glass containers, cans and hot drinks are not allowed for safety reasons.
An annual donation is requested from parents of children who eat sandwiches towards the cost of managing the dining hall.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free fruit at break time.
All pupils can take advantage of our healthy tuck shop or they can bring healthy snacks from home.
Children under the age of five receive free milk every day. Parents can also buy subsidised milk for children once they pass their fifth birthday by ordering it directly from the dairy.
Under the Healthy Schools scheme, the school has a water fountain from the mains supply. This is where children can fill their water bottles. Children keep their water bottles on their desks during the school day and are encouraged to drink during lessons. We no longer provide plastic cups to help protect the environment. We request that parents ensure bottles are washed every evening and returned to school the next day.