Lunchtime and Snacks
Hot meals are provided each day by Southampton City Catering Service. The children have a daily choice of meat or vegetarian options. Full details about the menu options are available at: www.myschoollunch.co.uk.
All meals must be ordered and paid for in advance. We encourage all parents to pay online. To register for our online payments system please contact the school office. If you choose to pay in cash, dinner money should be handed in at the school office on a Monday morning in an envelope clearly labelled to show your child’s name, class, the days on which dinner is required and the amount enclosed. The school cannot provide a hot school lunch unless payment is received in advance. If payment is not received in advance parents will be asked to provide their child with a packed lunch.
Free school meals are available to families in receipt of certain benefits and Universal Infant Free School Meals are available for all children in Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2. If you think you may be eligible for free school meals please contact the school office.
If your child prefers a packed lunch please ensure your child has a named lunch box. Please ensure you include a drink for your child but please remember that fizzy drinks, cans and glass bottles are not allowed for safety reasons. The school has a healthy eating policy and we would appreciate your support and consideration of this when choosing what to include for your child’s lunch.
The school participates in the “Free Fruit for Schools” scheme and a fruit or vegetable snack is provided at morning break time for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Children are encouraged to try the fruit and vegetables available.
The school funds the provision of a drink of milk at morning break time for pupils who are aged under five and pupils who are eligible for free school meals. Please complete the consent form enclosed with your welcome pack to register your child for school milk.
City Catering also run a snack shop selling healthy snacks and drinks at morning break-time. Any money brought to school to buy items from the snack shop remains the responsibility of the child and the school cannot accept responsibility for any losses. If you would prefer to supply your own snack for your child please note that only fresh or dried fruit or vegetables are allowed.