There are three lunch options for children, these include:
- To have a school dinner that is cooked on site.
- To bring a packed lunch to eat at school
- To go home for lunch.
Meals at School
All meals are cooked on site by a team of staff led by Mrs Smith.
Our school meals are provided by South Gloucestershire Council Traded Services the menu is updated fairly frequently and the most recent can be found here at the bottom of the page underneath linked documents. More information is available from the School Office or from the council. For Term 6 we are trialling a new Lunchbox Meal option where a packed lunch can be bought from the kitchen: more details are in the letter and Lunchbox Menu attached below.
School meals cost £2.00 per day for Junior children. All money should be sent into school in a sealed envelope. The Junior School is now responsible for collecting the school meals money from parents and paying for all the school meals consumed. Please see the letter explaining this change and the relevant policy attached below.
Your child’s name, class and days that they require lunch should be clearly stated on the envelope. If paying by cheque please make it payable to South Gloucestershire Council. School lunches can be booked on a daily or weekly basis.
For Infant children a Universal Paid Meal is available every day.
Free School Meals – how to apply
Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application for the 2017/18 academic year via the portal, you do not need to re-register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.
Packed lunches should be wholesome and healthy. Please include:
- Starchy Foods - These include bread, rice, potatoes, pastas and others.
- Protein Food - These include meat, eggs, beans, fish and others.
- Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.
- A Dairy Item - This could be yoghurt or cheese.
Click here for more information about healthy lunches.
Packed lunches should be in a clearly named box. Drinks are not necessary as water is freely available.
Lunch at Home
Children can go home for lunch if they are collected and returned by an adult. All children leaving the premises during the school day should have written permission from a parent and must sign in and out each time they go home for lunch.
Morning Break Snacks
In the Infant School there is a free piece of fruit or vegetable available everyday for the children.
The Junior children are able to buy toast from the kitchen during morning break for 10p a slice, except of Friday when fruit is available instead.
It is important that children drink plenty of water. This has an impact on their and health and their readiness to learn. Please send your child to school with a named re-sealable bottle suitable for water.
Please note that no other drinks are acceptable in the classroom. A pure fruit juice with a packed lunch is acceptable but…
NO sugar based or fizzy drinks are allowed!