"After reading your 'PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS 2022' I have noticed that the 'Strengths of the school' are the school dinners I have to say before I departed from the school the school dinner were amazing! From this I need you to inform the current students to cherish the food, as when they step up into high school the food will drop in quality DRAMATICALLY!"
Bradley (former pupil)
School dinners are cooked on the premises and are extremely good value at £2.39. They may be ordered weekly from school and should be paid for in advance on the first day of the week via parentpay. It is helpful to School if you pay in advance for a term or half term. Any outstanding credit can simply be carried over to the next term.
Free School Meals
Free school meals can be provided to those who qualify for Pupil Premium. They are available to children whose parents receive either Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers’ Allowance. By registering for FSM you trigger money for the School which will direct benefit your child.
Universal Free School Meals
All infant children (Reception to Year 2) are provided with a free school meal cooked on the premises by Alison and her team, who work for Educaterers. There will still be a choice of 2 meals a day and you do not have to register to receive them – it is an automatic entitlement.
Children may bring a packed lunch if parents wish. We would ask that these be as healthy as possible and should not include nuts, sweets or chocolate. Glass bottles or fizzy drinks are not allowed. We recommend that you use an insulated lunch box throughout the year for health reasons.
Healthy Schools Snacks
We are a Healthy School and to ensure we meet Health Board Requirement please make sure your child comes to school with a healthy snack. Please no nuts, chocolate or crisps at snack time.
The school provides fruit daily for Key Stage One children. If we feel the snack is inappropriate we will ask the child to eat it after school.
Key Stage One children will be given free fruit under the Free Fruit for Schools scheme at break-time. Key Stage Two children are allowed to bring in fruit or raw vegetables. Toast and crumpet is available at morning break, 20p each.
Every child is encouraged to bring in a bottle of water which he/she can drink at any time.
Organisation of Lunches
Our school meals come via Educaterers and are divided into Week 1, 2 and 3 on a rolling basis.
There are six lunchtime supervisors who are responsible for helping younger children with their lunches, lunchtime behaviour and general supervision.
For our complete week by week, day by day in-depth menu choices see the Primary Lunch Menu Choice:
www.educaterers.co.uk – weekly dinner menus can be access via this webpage link.
All meals are served with either, a potato dish, rice, pasta or noodles and a selection of seasonal vegetables and salads.
Fresh fruit (V) is served each day as an alternative pudding.
A choice of milk drink or fruit cordial is served every day as an alternative to chilled water. Chilled water is available throughout lunch.
Please note that the menu may be altered from time to time; parents are advised to check with the school cook if necessary.
Where do our ingredients come from
Nutrient Based Standards in Schools