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School Meal Menu

On Monday 3rd February we will be introducing a new way of ordering school meals.  Every child will choose their main meal themselves during morning registration.  Desserts do not have to be pre-booked.  Children will then wear a coloured wristband which will inform the kitchen staff which meal your child has ordered.

We are working in partnership with Kirklees Catering Service who have already rolled out the new system with other local schools and it has proved to be very successful.  The benefit of the new system is that it helps the school kitchen plan, therefore reducing food waste, whilst ensuring your child receives the meal of their choice.

As you know, we operate a 2 weekly menu and when we start the new system on the 3rd February we will be on Week 2. The menu has not changed and a copy is available to view by clicking on the link below so you will know what options are available to your child.  Talking to your child about their choices before they come to school would help us with the new system.  The office staff will still need a week’s notice to change from packed lunches to school dinners and vice versa. If there are any problems with the new ordering system, please speak to the office staff and not the class teacher.

Important:  If your child is late arriving at school then you must bring them to the school office so a lunch can be chosen, failure to bring your child to the school office could mean that your child will miss out on ordering their preferred lunch option.  If your child has an appointment first thing in the morning and will be returning to school before lunchtime then parents must let the office staff know the day before so that a meal can be ordered in advance for your child.

Dinners and Sandwiches

All infant school children are eligible for a school meal free of charge.

Families who are claiming some benefits qualify for free school meals AND MILK. For further details please click here or telephone 01484 221928.

We constantly monitor and review our menu, striving to ensure that children make healthy choices as part of a balanced diet.

If your child would like to change to dinners or sandwiches please notify our office staff and give us at least 1 week's notice.

Sandwiches

The Education Act 1980 makes provision for facilities for consumption of sandwich meals brought from home, under conditions deemed by the Authority as appropriate.  Kirklees LA has drawn up the following terms which must be observed in all schools.

1.  Packed meals may only be brought if they are in a suitable container, which is clearly marked with the child's name.

2.  As food will be in plastic containers, plates will not be provided.  We encourage the children to use the container as a plate, so please make sure it is a suitable shape for this.

We were proud to be awarded the Healthy Schools Gold Award. To promote healthy eating we do not permit crisps, sweets or fizzy drinks.

Because of nut allergies we ask parents not to include nuts or nut products as part of a packed lunch.

Our cooks have been advised to cut grapes in half to prevent choking. We request that parents do this if providing grapes in a packed lunch. 

Stuck for ideas for packed lunches? Click on the image below for ideas and tips.

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Milk

The majority of children enjoy milk and know that it helps their teeth and bones grow. Milk is subsidised by the government and is paid online at www.schoolmilkuk.com. Children in receipt of free school meals do not pay for milk. Milk still has to be paid for unless you have applied for Free School Meals through the Local Authority.

Allergies and food intolerances

Please inform us if your child has a food allergy as a health care plan will need to be completed.The school works in accordance with Kirklees policy and would need to consult the school meals service to establish whether a meal can be provided for a child with an allergy or food intolerance.

Fruit

Under the government scheme children are provided with a free fruit or vegetable snack each day. Children are not permitted to bring their own snacks unless they have a specific dietary requirement or allergy.

Water

Children are asked to bring a water bottle to school so that they have access to water throughout the day. We find that drinking water at school promotes good habits and many children who previously say that they do not like water learn to do so.

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