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SCHOOL MEALS

Edwards and Ward provide our school dinner service with a three-week rolling menu, Meals are prepared in our own kitchen and offer a choice of fresh, healthy cooked food. Meals meet the Government food based standards. 

School Meals - Menu

It is the parent’s responsibility to inform us of your child’s allergies or dietary requests. 

Parents must commit to either school dinners or packed lunches for half termly block. Changes may only take place from the beginning of a half term period.  

Prices 

Children in school years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible to receive a free school meal. There are no forms to fill out and you will not have the additional effort and expense of providing a packed lunch each day.  This equates to a saving of around £475 per year.  

Children in Nursery, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 classes are charged £2.50 for a school dinner.

Some children may be entitled to a free school meal. Free school meals are dependent upon financial circumstances and forms are available from the school office.   

The cost of a school dinner is £2.5per day. 

Payment  

Payment must be made via bank transfer, and the minimum transaction using this service must be equivalent to half a terms' school meal charges.

When paying please quote the reference as 'child's name - meals'. 

Schedule of School Meals Payments

Half Term

Dates

Payment Due

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 + Full Time Nursery

* Part Time Nursery

Autumn

1

02/09/2021 - 22/10/2021

16/07/2021

£92.50

M/Tu £35.00

Th/F £35.00

Autumn

2

02/11/2021 - 18/12/2021

08/10/2021

£85.00

M/Tu

£32.50

Th/F £35.00

Spring 1

05/01/2022 - 12/02/2022

03/12/2021

£70.00

M/Tu

£25.00

Th/F

£30.00

Spring 2

22/02/2022 - 31/03/2022

11/02/2022

£75.00

M/Tu

£30.00

Th/F

£30.00

 

For Parents wishing to pay from 2nd September 2021 to 31st March 2022

Total for Autumn and Spring Term

03/09/20201

TO

31/03/2022

16/07/2021

£322.50

M/Tu

£122.50

Th/F

£130.00

* Key: Part-Time Nursery: M/Tu = Monday and Tuesday and Th/F = Thursday and Friday.

If your child has a doctor's or dental appointment and will be arriving late, it is essential that you notify the school by 9:30am to ensure that a school dinner is ordered.  Similarly, if you will be collecting your child for an appointment, and a school dinner will not be required, please let us know. If the school dinner is not cancelled it will have to be charged to you. 

When a child is ill, credits for dinners paid but not taken are carried forward, except if a child is sent home after 10am from school, as meals are already being prepared.

Packed Lunches

We are a Healthy School and as such we operate the traffic light system with regard to lunch boxes and what they should contain. The packed lunch should also include a bottle of plain water (not fruit juice of any kind).  Jugs and cups of water are always available to all children in the diner hall.

As part of our PSHE programme of work and in an effort to promote healthy eating amongst our pupils we are promoting the traffic light system to help the children to make healthy choices at lunchtimes.

You may well ask what does this mean?

RedStop

Items to be eaten occasionally

Amber – Get Ready

Food that is good for you, but should be eaten in moderation.

This food group is important for energy, calcium and protein

Green – Go

Important for essential vitamins and to be eaten lots of

In their lunch boxes, we encourage the children to include lots of items from the ‘Green’ food list, some from the ‘Amber’ food list and one item only from the ‘Red’ food list. The children can be very inventive and with a little help they will make healthy choices whether they have hot dinners from our kitchen or healthy packed lunches prepared.

Red – 1 item only

Amber – several items

Green – unlimited

Plain Biscuits

Bread, Pasta, Rice

Fruit

Plain Cakes

Cheese, Yoghurt

Vegetables

 

Eggs

Salad

 

Sausages, Cooked Meats, Fish

Water

* Banned items = Crisps, chocolate, sweets or pre-packed snacks such as lunchables, chocolate spreads, peanut butter and conserves (jam and marmalades).

Nut Free School

We are a nut free school and would like to remind parents and carers that we have children in school with severe nut allergies.

As you can appreciate, this can be life threatening should these children come into contact with any traces of nuts; this includes smelling or inhaling airborne nut particles.

To keep all our children safe, all forms of nuts or foods with traces of nuts must not be brought into school. Please can you ensure when you provide your child with a packed lunch that it does not contain any of these foods, in particular Nutella style chocolate spread.d Lunches

Children need a balanced diet with a good variety of foods to ensure that all their requirements for growth and development are met. The government has indicated that all school dinners must meet nutritional guidelines and these standards are met by the LA contractors (Edwards and Ward Catering). It seems only fair therefore, that we should attempt to make sure that packed lunches also meet the same criteria.ealty E

Environmental Health Inspection

 

Our most recent catering inspection awarded us the highest food hygiene rating - 5 stars.  The inspection result reflects the standard of food hygiene found, having checked:

  • How hygienically the food is handled - how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.
  • The conditions of the structure of the buildings - the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities.
  • How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.    
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