School meals are provided by our in-house catering team “Carol’s Kitchen”. We aim to provide a varied menu using fresh British meat, fresh vegetables, fresh salad and fresh fruit every day.
Each day, your child will be asked if they are having a school meal or a packed lunch from home. All pupils having a school lunch are given a choice of a main meal, vegetarian option, pasta of the day or a filled jacket potato.
All meals are served with seasonal vegetables and salad and homemade bread is available every day. A selection of pudding choices are offered including a hot or cold dessert, cheese and biscuits, yoghurt and sliced fresh fruit.
There is no requirement for pupils to sign up on a weekly or a term basis and children can decide on the day if they are having a school dinner. Main courses are chosen at registration to enable us to cook to order, which ensures your child gets their choice and means there is less waste. Desserts are chosen at the counter and not pre-ordered.
Please help your child to choose their meal. If you can find time first thing in the morning to talk to your child about the menu for the day, this speeds up registration in the morning.
All meals are prepared on site by skilled staff and they’re free for all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils. Meals for Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) are payable in advance using the School Gateway App and are charged at £2.50 per meal unless eligible for free school meals (see below for further information).
Please have a look at our menus. If your child has any allergies, is unable to have certain foods due to religious grounds or if you have any queries regarding the menu ingredients, please ask the School Office.
Lunchtime arrangements during Covid-19
Due to the ongoing Covid situation, we will be operating a staggered lunchtime and splitting the hall into 2 separate areas. This will enable one area to be thoroughly cleaned including chairs being wiped down, whilst the other area is in use for school dinners.
Lunchtime staff may wear face masks and gloves, depending on the latest Government guidelines. They will certainly aim to keep a safe distance and, for example, move plates of food away from children when cutting up meals etc.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Schools meals are available free of charge to:
- all infant pupils
- pupils who meet the benefits-related free school meals eligibility criteria (further information can be found here: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals
If you think you may qualify for free school meals, please contact the school office or complete a form online.
For information about Free School Meals during the upcoming Easter Holidays, please click here.