There is a planned three week menu and there is always a vegetarian choice and a salad bar. The dinners are delicious and nutritious. If your child has particular dietary needs in terms of allergies or religious reasons, please let us know.
We operate a ‘cashless’ system, where you will have to pay online using a credit / debit card, or with cash at a paypoint store, using a paypoint card. In line with our debt policy, we are unable to provide a school meal unless you are up-to date with your payments and no more than one day behind.
You are welcome to send in a packed lunch for your child as an alternative to school dinner. We do ask that you ensure that it is a healthy balance: we know that children learn much better in the afternoon if they have had a healthy lunch without too many additives.
A few suggestions would be:
♦ Include a balance of protein, carbohydrate and vegetable / fruit
♦ Maybe one treat – a packet of crisps, a biscuit a small cake, – not every day, but no sweets.
♦ We discourage chocolate and jam sandwiches: they taste nice but have little nutritional value!
♦ Please don’t send in products with nuts in, particularly peanuts because of allergies.
♦ Water is provided but your child may prefer to bring a small carton of juice
(no glass, no cans, no fizzy drinks, and preferably no sugar!)
Currently school dinners cost £2.10 each.