With effect from September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a free hot school lunch.
Should you choose to take up this entitlement, your child will receive a hot, nutritious meal each day. For those children not having a hot lunch, it will be necessary for parents to provide them with a packed lunch.
Parents of children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can continue to purchase hot meals for their children if they would like to, and currently cost £2.40 a day. Hot meals will still be available for children in these year groups who are entitled to Free School Meals.
We encourage the children to bring a healthy packed lunch. Research shows that a good balanced diet leads to better performance and concentration.
We ask that:
- Packed lunches should be brought in a lunch box or plastic container with a secure lid and labelled with the child’s name. Please avoid large bags or backpacks as storage of these can be a problem.
- Drinks should also be in plastic containers, preferably with a screw top and also labelled. No glass bottles, fizzy or hot drinks should be bought.
Please note that our lunchtime supervisors cannot force the children to eat all of their lunch! However, they will encourage your child to eat what you have provided.
Our food is provided by a local company called Love Food. Envelopes and menus are available in the school reception and completed orders should be dropped into the Love Food box in reception. Payment is either by cash or bank transfer. A copy of the latest menu can be found on their Facebook page (Love Food JM Ltd). The school chef can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.