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School Meals

School meals are provided by 'Independent Cateringa local specialist FRESH FOOD caterer offering varied menus using fresh British meat, fresh vegetables, fresh salad and fresh fruit every day. All meals are prepared on site by skilled and fully trained staff. 

 

To see a typical menu click here.

Independent Catering sample menus

The daily price for a main meal and dessert is currently £2.20, paid in advance.

 

Each day pupils will be asked if they are having a school dinner or a packed lunch (children can decide on the day if they are having a school dinner). Those having a school dinner will be asked which choice they would like at lunchtime and given a coloured band (see below). You might like to discuss the options available with your child to help them decide.

  • Main Meal - Red
  • Vegetarian - Green
  • Pasta - Yellow
  • Filled Jacket Potato – Blue

 

This band is given in at the lunch counter and a corresponding meal is served, however they always cook a little extra just in case!

 

A salad bar is available for those that prefer raw vegetables rather than the cooked daily selection, or to complement any of the meals. A selection of pudding choices are offered including a hot or cold dessert, cheese and biscuits, yoghurt and sliced fresh fruit.

 

Independent Catering use a cashless payment system. A Squid Pin number (16 digits & 3 CVV number) is allocated to each pupil and distributed by individual letter via the School. Using this number you can access their web site www.independentcatering.co.uk , register your details and add credit to your account which is debited each time your child has a meal at school. You can log on to their website to see your balance, which meals were purchased and any credits made. An auto top-up facility is available so your child will not run out of credit.

 

KS1 children - From September 2014, under the Universal Free School Meals scheme all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive free school lunches.

 

KS2 children - Are you entitled to free school meals? If you or your partner receives one of the following: Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, your son/daughter may be entitled to free school meals.  Please contact Mrs. Sally King in the school office for details.

Alternatively, children may bring a healthy packed lunch and a cold drink in an unbreakable container.  In line with our "Healthy School" status, sweets are not allowed in school.

 

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