The school kitchen
Our catering team are employed by Dolce and provide the children with a variety of nutritious meals.
They have been designed specifically to promote a healthy and balanced diet. The children have the choice of a hot meal (as stated on the menu). In addition to this, a vegetarian option will always be available.The kitchen source local produce where possible.
Current school menu:
Costs and how to order
Live Kitchen is an award winning ordering and payment system. You can pre-order meals from home, view recipes, check artificial ingredient information and block dishes which contain certain allergens.
The school meals cost £2.10 per day for KS2 children. This needs to be paid by direct debit via the Live Kitchen system. Since September 2014, all pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 are offered a free school meal (FSM).
Free School Meals
Parents in receipt of certain types of benefit may be entitled to free school meals. If you think that you qualify, please contact the Office staff who will advise you how to claim. Even if your child is too young to pay for school meals, it is important that you fill in the free meals paperwork as it affects our school budgets.
Food and snacks
As there are more and more children with nut allergies, we endeavour to be as ‘nut free’ as we can possibly be. Whilst we cannot guarantee this, we do ask for parents/carers not to send in any nut products in snacks or packed lunches.
It is very important that the children drink plenty of water during the day as research has shown that this increases the brain’s ability to learn new information. To help the children have access to water we allow each child to bring a small plastic bottle of water that they can have with them in class. These bottles should be named. We provide chilled filtered water from which bottles can be refilled.
Children are allowed to bring fruit to school to eat at morning playtime. Crisps, sweets, biscuits and chocolate are not permitted. The school council runs a tuck shop selling toast to KS1 and KS2 pupils at morning breaks.
Additionally, KS1 children all receive one piece of fruit free per day which they eat in the afternoons.
All children under 5 years of age are provided with a free carton of milk each day. Those children over 5 can buy a carton whilst they are in Reception classes.