Food in School
Lunchtime is staggered with Reception children having their lunch at 12:00 and then lunch break until 1:15. The infant classes have lunch at 12:10 and finish their lunch break at 1:15. The junior classes start their lunch at 12:00 and have until 1:30 for their lunch break.
Children may have a school meal or packed lunch on a daily basis.
Under the current government scheme, all children in years R – 2 are entitled to free school meals. Registers are taken daily so children may have as few or as many school meals within a week as they choose. The charge for meals for children in year 3 – 6 is currently £2.30 per day and payment must be made in advance of meals being taken.
Payment is acceptable by cash or cheque with cheques made payable to ‘Cambs County Council’, but the preferred method is by credit/debit card via our online payment system, SIMS Pay.
You will be able to check the balance of your child’s account on SIMS Pay or by request at the school office. Please check the account regularly to keep the account in credit.
Please see the advice on providing a healthy, balanced packed lunch on the following pages.
School meal with your child
You may request to have a school meal with your child. Currently meals can only be provided on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays. Please complete a form from the office by the Monday prior to the meal. Payment for an adult meal is currently £3.30 and is payable in advance. On the day of the meal please arrive in school at 12:00, sign in and wait for your child to take you to the service counter. When you have eaten your meal you may leave. The children go out to play as soon as they finish their meal.
Snacks for break time
Please see the advice on healthy snacks on the following pages.
Children are currently entitled to free milk in school if they are less than 5 years old. If you would like your child to have free milk please register with our supplier, Cool Milk, via their website www.coolmilk.com Older children may also have milk in school but it will not be free. If you would like your older child to have milk you will also need to register with Cool Milk via their website.
If your child receives Pupil Premium Free School Meals they are entitled to receive milk for free also. Please contact the school office in this instance.