School Meals

School Meals MontageOur School Meals Service is run by Shire Catering. Mid-day meals are freshly cooked daily in the school kitchen. Children are offered a wide choice of dishes including a vegetarian alternative. From September 2014 all children in Reception and KS1 will receive a free meal.

You can find out more about what’s on the current menu and how much the meals cost on our payment and menu page:

School Meals Payment & Menu

Packed Lunches

Packed LunchesAs an alternative to a cooked school meal, children are welcome to bring a packed lunch into school. Children with packed lunches sit side by side to eat with children who have school meals in the school hall.

Snacks, Drinks & Healthy Eating

To assist families in having a balanced diet through the week, our policy reflects the need for an increase in fruit and vegetable intake on a regular basis and a decrease in the amount of sugar, saturated fats and salts in our diet. This policy was drawn up from a working party including parents, governors, teaching staff teaching assistants, catering staff and children.

Children may bring one item only for morning break. Items should be selected from the following list:

  • Crackers
  • Fruit
  • Breadsticks
  • Plain biscuits – e.g. digestive, rich tea
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Dried fruit – raisins, apricots, etc.

Crisps and chocolate covered bars are not permitted at morning and afternoon breaktimes. This follows parent consultation. Results show that 78% of respondents agreed that crisps were not appropriate and 90% thought chocolate bars were not appropriate as healthy snacks. Sweets are not allowed in school.
This policy does not affect choices provided for children in packed lunches, however we support the School Food Trust’s aims of encouraging parents to provide balance through packed lunches for their children.
It is important that pupils remain hydrated at school. We have water fountains in both KS1 and KS2. KS2 classes also have water dispensers. All children can bring bottled water to school, and these can be filled up during the day. Fizzy drinks should never be brought to school and squash is allowed in lunchboxes only, and should not be drunk throughout the day.