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LUNCHTIME/SCHOOL DINNERS/FOOD

What time do children have their lunch?

Children in reception classes go for lunch at 11.40, lunchtime ends for them at 12.40

How much does a school dinner cost?

School dinners are free for children in Reception, Year One and Year Two (a government initiative).

For children in Years 3-6, dinners are charged at £12.50 per week. This is payable via ParentPay – an online payment system, details of which will be provided by the school office.

Do you allow nuts at school?

No. We are a nut free school, as we have children with severe nut allergies in school and even contact with someone who has handled a nut product could be potentially life threatening.

How long do the children get to eat lunch?

Once in the hall, children are encouraged to eat at a good pace, but are not rushed to finish. Usually children new to school take a little longer, which is why they go in first and have some time on their own in the hall before the rest of the school come for lunch.

What do they get in their cooked meal?

We have a 3-week menu cycle. The menu is published on the school website.

What happens if my child does not like their lunch?

They will always be encouraged to try their food, but never forced to eat it. We will try to communicate this to you if it becomes a regular occurrence.

What do I do if my child has a food allergy or intolerance?

Let us know as soon as possible. Speak to Mrs Forrest in the school office who will put you in touch with Mrs Fullerton in the kitchen about this.

Why is my child being offered milk and fruit or vegetables?

There is a government scheme for children in reception, year one and year two – a piece of free fruit or vegetable is offered each day. This is usually something like: apples, bananas, pears, tomatoes, carrots, raisins.

We offer milk to all children each day. This is free for children under the age of 5 and for those whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits. A small charge is made for all other children. This drink is made available at morning breaktime.

Can my child have a drink in the classroom?

Yes. Your child will be given a water bottle when starting school. Replacements can be bought from the school office (replacement lids can be bought separately for times when they have been chewed!). Your child can fill the bottle during the day as needed and should take it home each day to be washed. Only regular water is allowed in these bottles.

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