Children eat in the Church Hall across the road. They are taken over by lunch time meals supervisors.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all entitled to a free school lunch. For Y3-Y6, hot school lunches cost £2.45 per day (£12.25 per week). A menu is displayed in the parents’ notice board in the playground.
Packed Lunch from Home
Please ensure your child brings a healthy packed lunch. Sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks or juice are not allowed (see additional information below for further details and suggestions).
Dinner money can be paid half-termly which is usually 6/7 weeks paid the first week back. On the first day of term the price will be posted on the school online payment service www.parentpay.com. All parents need to be registered on this.
Dinner money can also be paid weekly or monthly but please ensure to make payments in advance. Your account should always be in credit.
If you wish to change from hot meals to packed lunch or vice versa, this can only be done at the beginning of the autumn term, spring term and summer term. You must inform the office and fill in the relevant slip if you request this.
If you think your child from Y3 onwards is entitled to free school meals, please visit the Camden website.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to Leo or Pam in the school office.
Changing Your Child’s Meal Pattern
The office kindly reminds you that there is a strict procedure surrounding changing meal patterns.
You can change from packed lunches to school dinners or from school dinners to packed lunches termly and half termly. You must fill in the meal change form in the office or e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school will not be liable for any charges accumulated where parents have not filled out the meal change form. You will be expected to cover these expenses.
Please find a form attached.
Packed Lunch Guidelines
We wanted to clarify the foods that we expect to be in a healthy packed lunch.
- at least one portion of fruit or vegetables every day;
- meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, beans, soya or hummus) every day (usually as part of a sandwich, roll or salad);
- oily fish, such as pilchards, salmon or tuna occasionally;
- a starchy food such as bread, pasta, rice, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day;
- dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard;
- cereal bars rather than cakes and biscuits;
- pretzels, seeds, fruit, crackers and cheese, and vegetable or bread sticks with a dip;
- boiled rice.
- Water only
As a Friday treat, one of the foods below:
- snacks such as crisps (small bag);
- chocolate coated biscuit or wafer;
- a small cake;
- chocolate cereal bar;
- 1 small pudding tub (e.g. chocolate mousse/trifle etc.).
- confectionery such as chocolate bars (sweets are not allowed at lunch or any other time);
- nuts or nut products (although they can be very healthy) because of the danger to other children with allergies;
- fizzy drinks or fruit drinks as these are mostly very unhealthy and are likely to make a mess and spoil food;
- any foods which have been fried in oil.