Children can have a cooked meal or bring their own packed lunch into school.
School meals are provided in-House by Alliance in Partnership. Please see the sub menu for further information.
Free school lunches for KS1 are given in line with current government policy starting in September 2014.
Applications for free school meals for children in KS2 are based on parental income. Forms are available from the school office.
If you choose a packed lunch, please send the lunch in a suitable container. Children will need to ensure they bring their own drink. No glass bottles or fizzy drinks please.
There is a team of lunchtime supervisors on duty throughout the lunch break. The children are encouraged, but never forced, to finish their meal. We encourage good table manners but they are allowed to relax and talk just as adults do during the meal.
Children may have milk. This is delivered daily and is paid a term in advance. It is subsidised by the European Community. We encourage the eating of fruit at break times and, as part of a government scheme, KS1 children are entitled to a free piece of fruit each morning break. Sweets, chocolate, crisps, biscuits and other unhealthy snacks are prohibited.
Alliance in Partnership
Alliance in Partnership is at the forefront of promoting a healthy lifestyle. We believe that nutritious, healthy meals designed by students and teachers, with help from our staff of experts, enhance the curriculum and help children learn. Our menus offer a choice of fresh, healthy cooked food which meets the Government food based standards and has been nutritionally analysed to create balanced, healthy meals. Our menus retain the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark and are freshly prepared using the finest, fresh and local ingredients. We also follow a nut free policy.
If your child has been advised by their GP or Health Care Professional to follow a special diet please contact us by calling 0121 420 3030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our menus operate on a four weekly rolling cycle offering a daily choice of either a main hot meal, a hot vegetarian meal, a jacket potato with various fillings or a Deli box (sandwich and fruit).
All meal options cost £2.10 per day.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal.
We have now introduced the Parent Pay online ordering and payment system. You can join Parent Pay by clicking here.
Payments for meals can be made online or at your closest convenience store that has the pay point sign by using a pay point card which can be requested from the school. We can no longer accept cash or cheque for payment of meals.
Parents must pre-order meals weekly, fortnightly, monthly, half termly or termly. The school will issue an authorisation code by letter which is unique to their child. Once parents have activated their accounts they can firstly add credit to their child’s account and then pre-order their child’s meal selection. Parents must pre-order their child’s meals on line by TUESDAY each week for meals to be taken the following week, although the on line system does give parents the option to pre-order meals further in advance as long as sufficient credit is on the account.
For parents of children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Income Related Free School Meals the same process applies although no credit will be needed as the meals are free. Again, the online ordering process can be completed weekly, fortnightly, monthly, half termly or termly and must be completed by TUESDAY for meals the following week.
If your child is absent from school and has ordered a meal for that day, please ensure that the kitchen is contacted separately by 9:30am on 07495 693877 and a credit for that day will be adjusted via Parent Pay.