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School Meals

Children who stay for lunch at school either eat a school dinner or bring a packed lunch. Pupils are not restricted to having just home packed lunches or just school dinners, as parents can opt for their child to have a school meal at any time. Packed lunches must be brought in a labelled plastic container. Water is provided at the table. We insist that uneaten food is returned home so that you may be satisfied as to what your child has eaten. The school kitchen operates a pupil choice menu.

Pupils are able to choose from three daily options, two hot lunch selections and one cold packed lunch. A vegetarian choice is always available. A rolling three week menu is used. Copies of the menu are issued to parents.

  • Universal Infant Free School Meals - School lunches are provided free of charge to pupils in Reception and Years 1 and 2.
  • Payment for school meals for junior pupils (Years 3 - 6) should be made in advance on a Monday morning (or the first day of Term).
  • Money should be sent via your child, in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and the amount enclosed. This is collected in every day by the class teacher and sent to the office.
  • If you wish, you may pay by cheque, half termly, in advance. Cheques should be made payable to Hertfordshire Catering Ltd.
  • If you are in receipt of Income Support or an income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, your child may be eligible for free school meals. Applications can be made online at www.hertsdirect.org/scholearn/canhelp. All enquiries are dealt with in strictest confidence.

Milk and Fruit

Milk is available to Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. If you wish your child to have milk, this must be ordered and paid for in advance. Nursery children are not charged for milk. Children whose families are eligible for free school meals are not charged for milk. Letters containing further information will be sent out towards the end of each term.

The Government provides all Nursery and Infant pupils with a free piece of fruit or vegetable each day for morning snack. Junior pupils may purchase fruit for a small sum of money, payable by the term. Key Stage 2 children who are eligible for Pupil Premium may participate in the scheme free of charge. Morning snack should be fruit or vegetables only.