School Meals, Fruit and Water
Children may take a mid-day meal on the school premises. Shire Services are our catering provider and operate a multi-choice, British standards menu. Their dishes are supported with recipes and prepared by craft trained staff. This combination creates great tasting and well-presented food options on the counters for our children. Shires have been awarded the Food for Life Gold Catering Mark from the Soil Association. This independent assessment is your guarantee that they provide high quality, fresh food that you can trust.
- 75% of meals are freshly prepared
- 50% of produce is locally sourced
- All eggs are free range
- All meat satisfies UK animal welfare standards
These meals cost £2.50 each. This should be paid, wherever possible, promptly on Monday morning to the School Secretary by parents or via the School Pay app. If money is sent with children it must be in a SEALED envelope and the child’s name and the enclosed amount written on. The school secretary is able to assist you if you think your child may be entitled to an assisted free meal. Please speak to her in total confidence and the process can be completed very quickly.
Those parents wishing their child to take a packed lunch should provide a suitable container for this to be transported in. No bottles or cans are allowed in the Dining Hall. The lunch provided should be nutritious and contain the main food groups (protein, carbohydrates etc.). You can find ideas for a healthy lunch box by clicking here.
Children may take a meal at home, being collected by parents and returned at a time which allows the afternoon session to begin promptly.
All pupils are able to take a piece of fruit daily to be eaten in school. All pupils may bring water into school to drink during the school day. The benefits of remaining hydrated are clearly linked to improved concentration and the children are encouraged in this by having a bottle with a sports cap which they can use in school. Additionally, all children provided with a drink of milk at lunchtime should they wish to take one.