Children may either have a school lunch or bring their own healthy packed lunch. We would ask you to make a request in writing for your child to change from hot dinners to packed lunches. Hot, nutritional school meals are cooked in our school kitchen. The School Meals service is provided by a professional catering company specialising in school meals. Lunchtime Supervisors care for the children during their lunchtime. There is a choice of main meals and puddings and water is provided. Children are not permitted to bring their own drinks to school for consumption with school meals.
The cost of school meals for children in KS2 is currently £2.32 per day. Dinners must be booked the day before they are required. If this should alter we will let you know as soon as possible. Dinner money can be paid weekly, monthly or half termly and must be paid via School Money, our electronic payment system.
The menu is available for you to peruse on the school website. The school meals menus are nutritionally balanced based on the principles of
- Reducing salt
- Reducing sugar
- Reducing fat
- Increasing fibre
Good manners and high standards of behaviour apply at lunchtimes as well as during the rest of the school day.
Free School Meals
All children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to Universal
free school meals. Children are also entitled to free meals if their families are in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers allowance. Please ask the school office for an application form. We would also be grateful if you could notify us of your eligibility even if you do not wish your child to have a free meal.
We encourage the children when they first start school in Reception to have a hot school meal if possible. If your child does bring sandwiches to school we would strongly urge you to include a cooler block in the lunch box during the warmer months.
We Provide all children with a Slade water bottle when they join the school. These can be replaced or purchased at a cost of £1.50 per bottle if needed. We encourage all of the children to bring a drink of water to school with them to access throughout the day and also have fresh water fountains where children can refill their water bottles. No cans or glass bottles are allowed in school.
All children in Key Stage One receive a piece of fruit free of charge daily. All children can bring a small snack to eat at break time but please only healthy snacks such as fruit, cheese, raw vegetables or breadsticks. No biscuits, crisps or sweets.
Nut free school
At Slade we are a nut free school, please do not send your child with any items for snack or packed lunches that contain nuts.
Lunch Menus – Relish
We are currently trialling a pre order service with the children. They choose their lunch during morning registration. If your child has a specific allergy, they will not be able to select foods that contain the item(s) that they are allergic to.
We will be rolling this out in the coming months so that parents can pre-select lunch choices at home with their child/children.