Children are able to have a healthy school lunch or they may bring a packed lunch.
School lunches are provided by Caterlink.
Schools meals are prepared on the following basis:
- Meals made from scratch using premium ingredients e.g. fresh joints of meat
- High quality healthy recipes which are well presented and compliant with Government standards.
- Ingredients predominantly locally sourced with a clear plan to increase this further still.
Under the contract there are clear service level agreements which include key performance indicators, which are closely checked by three dedicated Gloucestershire County Council monitoring Officers.
All meals must be booked via Parent Pay. Your account must be in credit for the bookings to be confirmed. We ask that all bookings be made the Friday before the week that the meals are needed.
Children who do not have school lunches may bring a packed lunch to be eaten in school. Drinks must be in a plastic container – no fizzy drinks please, and no packets of sweets.
Midday supervisors are responsible for the welfare of the children during the lunch break, in school and on the playground. Their authority comes from the Headteacher, therefore it is expected that children will obey instructions given by these supervisors. Should a child persistently misbehave, it may be necessary to insist that he/she goes home at lunch time for a set period of time.
Children may go home for lunch between 12 noon and 12.50. They must be signed out of school and collected at the school reception.
Free School Meals
From September 2014, all Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 children will be entitled to a free school meal, as per the ‘Universal Free School Meals for Key Stage 1’ directive. However, we do ask that any parents who would be entitled to free school meals due to being in receipt of benefits, such as Income Support, still apply, as the school receives additional funding for all these children.
If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please use the link below to download an application form. You can also pick up one of these forms at your child’s school.
To check to see if you are eligible and apply using a confidential online form. Please visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.