School Meals & Healthy Tuck Shop
We are part of the East Kent Healthy Schools Scheme and ask parents to support us as we implement this important initiative. Children may bring fruit, raw carrots or other healthy snacks to eat during morning break. They may also bring up to 20p to buy items from our Healthy Schools Tuckshop.
At lunchtime children may bring a packed lunch in a clearly named lunchbox or purchase a hot school meal prepared on site for a daily cost of £2.05 (price correct at September 2016).
Hot School Meals
School meals are provided by Caterlink and the quality is monitored regularly. Children are regularly asked about their views on the range and quality of school meals and they are discussed by our school council.
Our current menu was designed in conjuction with our Parent Council who surveyed the parents to gather feedback on what our parents would like to see on the menu.
Please bring money for lunches to the office in a named envelope on a Monday morning (cash or cheque made payable to Caterlink Ltd). A vegetarian option is always available but please notify us in writing if your child is vegetarian or has any food allergies.
Free meals are available for all pupils in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 (from September 2014) and for those parents who qualify and application forms are available from our School Office.
Our current menu:
This menu can be downloaaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
Parents are encouraged to provide a healthy and balanced packed lunch. Healthy Packed Lunch workshops are held each year to demonstrate a healthier lunchbox.
A packed lunch should not include:
more than one packet of crisps (baked or low fat are preferable)
more than one small chocolate biscuit bar
A packed lunch should include:
only small quantities of fatty or sugary foods
starchy, fibre rich food such as sandwiches, pitta bread, rice, pasta or potato salads with moderate quantities of meat, fish cheese, eggs or vegetarian equivalent.
dairy products such as yogurts or cheese
Plenty of fruit and vegetables.
We try to promote a polite, family dining atmosphere whilst children are eating and encourage good table manners. Our dedicated team of midday supervisors care for the children at this time and in the playground over the lunch break.
If you would like your child to change their lunchtime arrangements – from packed lunch to a school meal or vice versa – please inform us in writing with payment in advance for school meals.
Pupils can purchase healthy snacks during our morning break.