Spring Term Menu 2020 Weeks 7-12
Our children are able to choose between hot meals or a cold platter (including a vegetarian option) choice prepared by our school cooks. The food is all cooked fresh on site and uses local produce wherever possible. Menus are sent home on a regular basis for you to order your child’s meals. These have to be ordered a week in advance for our cooks to order in their ingredients. Because we provide our own school meals and are not reliant on outside caterers we can ensure that ‘no child goes hungry’ and our cooks will work with families to meet any dietary needs.
There is a copy of the school menu sheet in the school office. Meals costs £2.30 a day. Pupils in Reception and years 1 and 2 as well as those entitled to Free School Meals in all other year groups get a free nourishing, meal. They can choose a cooked meal some days, a jacket potato, vegetarian option.
If you think that you are entitled to Free School Meals, please come along to the office or click here for the Dorset for You website where all of the information is available to you on how to claim for them. It is much easier now than it used to be – you often only have to give your National Insurance number and you can sometimes get an answer straight away as to whether you are entitled or not. You will also be entitled to financial support with school uniform and some subsidised school activities.
As a “Healthy School” we urge all parents to ensure their child/ren are provided with a balanced lunch box, with no sweets or chocolate. A good healthy lunch should include a sandwich, with a nourishing filling e.g. cheese, ham, salad etc., some fruit, a cereal bar, yogurt, raisins, carrot sticks, etc.
Children are encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day and the school has water fountains in both key stages. In addition, please ensure that your child is provided with water in a plastic bottle or flask and not glass. Fizzy and sweetened drinks are not permitted.