School catering service has successfully demonstrated that;
- At least 75% of dishes are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients
- Meat is from farms which satisfy UK welfare standards (our meat is Red Tractor Farm assured)
- No fish is served from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)’s list of fish to avoid
- Eggs are free range (all eggs are from Yorkshire farms)
- No GM ingredients are used
- Food produced contains no undesirable additives or trans fats
- free drinking water is prominently available
- Menu choices are seasonal , and provide for all dietary and cultural needs
- All suppliers have been verified to ensure they apply appropriate food safety standards
Children staying at school for lunch have the option of either a hot school meal, pasta, a jacket potato or a ‘grab-a-bag’ (sandwich and other items) or to bring in their own sandwiches from home.
There are two sittings at lunch time, school provided meals go first and packed lunches go on second sitting.
Payment for School Meals
If your child is having a meal provided by school, it must be paid for in advance. Payment is made using a machine in the dining room or alternatively, it may be possible to make a payment at the school office. A hot meal, pasta, jacket potato or Grab-a-Bag costs £2.00 per day. Why not join your child for lunch? This can be arranged through the school office. It is your responsibility to ensure that your child has sufficient funds available to pay for their lunch. Under new Government guidelines all children in Reception , Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a meal free of charge. Also, the children in the Reception class are entitled to free milk daily, until the term that they are 5.
If your child continues to have lunch when they do not have sufficient funds to pay for it, you will be contacted and asked to provide them with a packed lunch or take them home for lunch until the debt has been cleared. The school does not have funds set aside to stand for paying for your child’s meals so please ensure your child has money on your account weekly. The office staff would be more than happy to assist you with this.
Any outstanding debt will be monitored and you may be asked to come in to school to discuss the arrears and a to agree payment plan. If payment is not received and you do not provide lunch for your child, it may be necessary to involve social services as it is your responsibility to to ensure that your child is provided with a meal during the school day and not the responsibility of the school.