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Lunchtime Arrangements

Lunchtime arrangements

 

The school meal service provides a range of choices within its daily menu and can cater for the needs of most children. The meals are cooked in our own kitchen to a very high standard. Menus are available for parents to view on the parents' notice board under the covered walkway. All menus meet the new National standards as required from September 2006. Surrey Commercial Services have a nut free policy, use only free range eggs, fresh organic milk, certified sustainable seafood and offer Halal chicken. We very pleased that our school kitchen has been awarded the silver Food for Life catering mark.

 

Juniors

Meals can be purchased from the school meals service at a cost of £2.20 per day, or the children can bring a packed lunch. Whichever option is chosen the children share the lunchtime with their friends and are encouraged to view it as a sociable and pleasurable part of the day. The children can chose between a vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal. Meals are ordered on a daily basis and it is therefore possible to swap between packed lunch and school meal depending upon parents' wishes.

Children who have school meals must be in credit on their account either paid online [code available form the school office] or by cash on a Monday morning. Children chose their meal in the classrooms and are given a band to wear around their wrist until lunchtime when they exchange the band for their lunch.

 

Packed lunches should be sent to school in a clearly marked lunchbox. Drinks must be in an unbreakable flask or carton with a suitable cup or straw to drink from. Please do not send in sweets or fizzy drinks and no cans or glass bottles.

 

We actively promote the message of eating a good balanced diet through all our food related work in school. We hope that all parents will support this message in the choices provided within packed lunches. Guidance covering our approach to food in school forms part of our induction materials.

 

Infants

All infants are entitled to a free hot meal through the government "universal free school meal" project. Infants will have two choices per day as stated on the menus.

 

Free School Meals

Children in years 3-6 may also be entitled to Free School Meals if parents meet the criteria detailed under Pupil Premium.