Freshly prepared hot nutritious meals are provided on site daily by our own LEO catering team. The meals meet the food based and nutrient based standards for school lunches. Our standards meet the Food for Life silver quality award in recognition of our work in actively using locally sourced, seasonal, quality ingredients.
If your child has dietary requirements please notify us in writing in the first instance.
Payment for school meals must be paid in advance via Arbor. For ordering and administration purposes, we do ask that parents commit to either school meals or a packed lunch from home on a full half term basis. Children of parents who receive support payments such as Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance may be entitled to free school meals and milk. Please contact the School Office for further information.
Children can also choose to have packed lunches if they wish, but these do need to be healthy and must not include nuts due to allergies or sweets and fizzy drinks as we are a Healthy School. The children all eat together in the main hall.
Water is always available for children to drink at lunchtime and break times. Children may bring a bottle of water to school to drink during lesson times. No juice or squash is allowed.
All children may purchase a carton of milk to drink during the morning. Please collect details from the school office and register for milk at CoolMilk
When children eat well, they do better at school. If you want to find out more information about food in schools or changes to government policy or even if you just want some great ideas for what to put in a healthy lunchbox please have a look at Children's Food Trust.
Free School Meals
Depending on your circumstances, your child may qualify to have tasty, healthy school meals for free. It could save you more than £350 a year, and you won't need to worry about making packed lunches every day. Schools receive vital funding for their Free School Meals pupils and even if you decide not to have the meals, we still receive an allocation in our Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Please talk to the school office if you think you may be eligible.