School Lunches

From September 2014, every infant school child will be eligible to receive a hot meal at school for free. Click Here to see the menu.

We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills.  We therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a free school meal for their infant children.  We do understand that some children will want to bring their own packed lunch.

Your school lunches are provided by award-winning caterers HC3S.

At HC3S, our ethos is about tasty food to help your children flourish. And to do that it helps if they eat a healthy diet.  By providing nutritious food, cooked fresh every day and which is responsibly sourced, we give your children a balanced diet with choices that aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.

But we go a step further. We also want children to understand about healthy lifestyles and take this positive message into adulthood. That’s why we’ve created a ripple (not just raspberry) with our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ sessions which are fun and engaging and why we introduced the ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ to help teachers educate children using food in a way that cuts across the curriculum.

Where opportunity arises, we bring live cooking and workshops to the classroom and sometimes, out of the classroom, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations. We love schools to join in our celebrations for Nutrition and Hydration Week, British Food Fortnight, and National School Meals Week as key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.

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Healthy packed lunches

It is important that children are eating a healthy, balanced lunch at school.  This means plenty of foods that contain the nutrients that children need, and fewer foods that are high in sugar and  saturated fat.

Packed lunches that are brought to school must be healthy and balanced and should NOT contain sweets or any form of chocolate spread.

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Due to allergies we ask that NO nut products are brought into school.

All children should bring a water bottle each day to school containing water only.

Bobby Bear

Bobby Bear is the lunchtime mascot, children can earn tokens for their class by demonstrating respectful behaviour at lunchtime.  The class who achieves the most tokens in the week is announced in Friday’s assembly.  They then get to look after Bobby Bear for the week and different children will take him home for the night to share their adventures outside of school.  Bobby Bear has its own adventure diary, sleepover bag and 2 sets of pyjamas.  The bear’s aim is to encourage children to make good choices and be respectful at lunchtime.

Respector Table

Every Friday in the lunchtime assembly the Supervisory Assistants invite a child from their class to be on the Respector table the following Monday.  The child is chosen because they have been noticed particularly for their respectful behaviour.  They may for example have demonstrated kindness to a child or adult, been seen taking care of the school or been especially polite.  The child chosen is given a certificate and is able to bring a friend along to have lunch with them on the Respector table.