Our lunch break is from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm. Children stay at school and have either a school lunch or a packed lunch, which they bring from home in a named lunch box. Lunch is eaten in the school hall and children are supervised at all times.
The school lunches are prepared in our own kitchen. Children choose each course from the day’s selection. Fresh fruit and salad are always available, in addition to vegetables served with freshly prepared main meals. Our cook is also involved in presentations and assemblies during the year to encourage healthy eating.
Universal Infants Free School Meals (UIFSM): School meals are free for children in KS1 (Reception and Years 1 & 2).
School meals cost £2.35 each for children in Years 3 - 6.
Your child may be entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) if you are receiving Child Tax Benefit, Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance. Please enquire at the school office where your enquiry will be dealt with confidentially, or complete the form below:
How to order
In order to reduce food waste and to provide greater flexibility and meal choice, we have updated our school meals ordering and payment system to Cypad Meal Manager. Parents make their child's meal selections and pay online directly via Schoolgateway.com.
Once you have logged in:
1) Click on the child you want to book the meal for
2) Click 'Lunch Money'
3) Click 'Make or View Meal Bookings'
4) Click on the appropriate date
5) Select your meal choice(s) - the meal must be individually highlighted
6) Click on 'Confirm Bookings'
7) Pay for bookings, unless exempt
How to cancel
So you are not charged for an uneaten meal, due to your child being absent, please remember to cancel your booking online by 8:00am on the day of absence (or prior if possible). Proceed as you would if placing an order. However, you must click on your already chosen meal to un-highlight it. Make sure you confirm your booking to save any changes.
Please note, cancelling meals is an aspect of the meal ordering system you need to manage yourself as it is not monitored via general office absence emails/calls. Refunds cannot be given, as the meals have been prepared.
If your child has any special dietary needs, please do let us know in writing and we can make sure the kitchen staff are aware. Please note that we do not use nuts or eggs in any of our meals. We ask for parents and carers to respect that we are a nut and egg free school and refrain from sending in packed lunches that contain nuts or eggs. This is to protect children who are extremely allergic.
From time to time, the menu will change for a one-off special occasion, e.g. Christmas lunch. In some instances, a packed lunch will need to be provided from home or ordered from school, if eligible. Selections will need to be made on www.schoolgateway.com.