Children either go home at lunchtime, bring sandwiches or have a school dinner. School meals are ordered and paid for at least weekly in advance from an outside catering service. Currently this is a company called ‘Cygnet’ with whom the school has a contract until April 2017.
As of September 2014, the Government will be implementing its Universal Infant Free School Meal(UIFSM) programme for all pupils in Early Years and Years 1 and 2. As such, all such pupils will be entitled to receive a free school meal every day. All other children in the school i.e. Key Stage 2 pupils, will be required to pay for meals unless they are eligible for free school meals as a result of being in receipt of certain benefits. Please speak to Mrs Hedges for further information should you require it.
The school will need to be informed in writing or by phone of any change to your child’s lunchtime arrangements. Children who go home for lunch should not return to the school premises before 12.50pm
The school’s Food policy provides clear guidance about school snacks and recommendations about the content of
lunchboxes. In addition, we encourage all children to bring in a fruit/vegetable snack for consumption at morning
break. Children in Key Stage 1 continue to receive, on a daily basis, additional and free fruit/vegetable snacks provided
by the Government.