Jackie Ling and her team in the school kitchen do a fantastic job cooking tasty, high-quality healthy meals for the children. They work for Norse. You can find out loads more about school dinners, including the widely varied menu on offer, by exploring the Norse website - http://www.ncsgrp.co.uk/
All children attending Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered a free school meal as part of the Government's Universal Free School Meals for infants programme.
As you know our school is dedicated to developing the health and wellbeing of all children. We continue to offer healthy balanced packed lunches for you to order for your child’s lunch. These would be free to those children in years Reception to Year 2 under the universal infant free school meal scheme and are also available to those children receiving pupil premium funding.
Our school packed lunches include:
Vegetable Sticks (Cucumber/Carrot)
Savoury Snack (Cheese Straws, Cheese Scones for example)
Milk or water is available to drink with their packed lunch.
Choosing a school packed lunch has the following advantages:
Saves time in the mornings in lunch preparation
A cost saving for those children in Reception and key stage 1
The opportunity to eat outdoors in fine weather at the picnic benches
The opportunity to socialise with all of their friends
The kitchen can accommodate different fillings for your child’s sandwich if the filling of the day is not the preferred choice. Just inform the school office on the day!
Children may bring a packed lunch for their midday meal in a clearly-named container or alternatively a packed lunch can be ordered from the school kitchen at a cost of £2.30, free to those on Universal Infant Free School Meals or Pupil Premium Free School Meals.
Sweets, chocolates, fizzy or artificially-sweetened drinks are not acceptable, as they do not comply with our healthy eating policy. Water and milk is always available at lunch times. If you provide a drink we ask that it is water or fruit juice.
As many children in school suffer from severe allergic reaction to nuts, please do not include items made with nuts in your child’s packed lunch. This includes Nutella and peanut butter.
For mid-morning snacks we encourage the children to eat fruit or vegetables. You may wish to provide these snacks for yourself. Sweets, nuts, biscuits or crisps are not permitted.
We participate in the free fruit and vegetable scheme which provides children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 with a free piece of fruit or veg each day.
Water is always available to the children. Children may bring their named, closed-top/sports top (to prevent spillages), plastic water bottle to school. It should contain water without any flavourings or additives.