Meals

A healthy, balanced meal is freshly prepared in our School Kitchen daily. There is always a choice of two menus; one being vegetarian. The menus are available from the school office or via this link www.myschoollunch.co.uk

The kitchen is able to accommodate particular dietary requirements which should be discussed with the cook. A letter from your child’s doctor, setting out your child’s particular needs may be required.

All children in Years R to 2 are entitled to a free school lunch and older children may be eligible if parents get any of the benefits below:

  • Income support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit  Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you need to apply for free School meals click here https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants/

Alternatively the School Office staff are happy to help you.

Payment for school lunches is required on Mondays for the week ahead.

Packed Lunches

  • You may prefer to send your child to school with a packed lunch. This needs to be in a suitable container with cutlery provided if necessary (e.g. spoons for yoghurt).
  • Packed lunches need to be a balanced meal and the following suggestions may help you prepare:
  • A good portion of starchy food e.g. wholegrain bread roll, thick sliced wholemeal bread sandwich, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad
  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables e.g. an apple, satsuma, several cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, small box of raisins
  • A portion of dairy food e.g. a cheese portion, a pot of yoghurt
  • A portion of lean meat, fish or alternative e.g. slice of ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, hummus

All children are provided with a choice of milk or water with their lunch.

Mealtimes

Children in Key Stage 1 have their lunch break between 12:00 pm and 12:45 and Key Stage 2 from 12:30 to 1:15 pm. They are cared for by a team of experienced lunch time supervisors both in the hall when eating their lunch or outside on the playground. Games and activities are provided in the playground or inside if the weather is wet.

Snacks at break time

All children are provided with a piece of fruit at break time. However, you may send a small sandwich or a plain biscuit if you find your child is hungry in the morning. Children should not bring sweets or crisps for their morning snack.