Lunchtimes are a really fun part of the school day with lots of different delicious and healthy foods for your child to enjoy, Chartwells is the leading provider of catering services to schools across the country and we are delighted that they are now working with the school.
Chartwells philosophy is Eat, Learn, Live which ensures we educate young people about how to lead a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world. Chartwells have produced a 'Let's Get Back to School' booklet which includes information about how pupils will be enjoying meals safely during COVID-19.
A team of nutritionists and development chefs design each healthy, tasty and nutritious meal and desserts that are then taste tested by groups of children before they can appear on the menu.
Each meal is freshly prepared every day and you can be assured that a school meal will offer, two portions of fruit and vegetables, a dairy food item rich in calcium for strong bones and teeth, starchy carbohydrate to provide energy and a protein source to support the body’s growth and repair.
Throughout the academic year special theme days will be held; which create even more excitement and turn lunchtimes into a real event that are educational too. It’s all about encouraging the children to try different things, experience new tastes and learn a bit more about different foods and cultures.
Our school uses Parentpay as a means for parents/carers to view the menu and pay for their chosen meals electronically.
Free School Meals for Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
In 2014, the Government introduced Free School Meals for every child in the UK in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
This means that if your child attends one of these year groups they are entitled to a delicious healthy meal free of charge every lunchtime.
There are lots of tasty options to choose from and should you child have a specific dietary requirement, this can be organised with the school chef.
Free School Meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Free School Meals for Children in Years 3 to 6
As a parent, should you be in receipt of specific benefits as outlined by the Department of Education then your child may continue to be entitled to a nutritious free school meal every day once they reach KS2.
To see whether you may qualify, please click on the links below.
Free School Meals for children in Years 3 to 6
Free School Meals Explained
Free School Meals Application Form
A breakdown of the prices of school meals are as follows:
Daily - £2.35
Weekly - £11.75
Monthly - £47.00
We kindly ask that parents pre-pay for their child's meals on ParentPay, should they wish to have them.
If you are having difficulty paying for school meals then please see Mrs Whitwell in the school office or Mrs Segust the headteacher.