Catering

School meals are cooked on the premises by Edwards & Ward   A copy of the menu can be found below.

Under the Universal Infant Free School Meals Policy, all children from Reception to Year 2 receive a free school dinner.  Please ensure the school office knows if you choose this option.  

For KS2 children, the charge for a school dinner is £2.40 a day.  Please pay online via Pay360 Education Payments.

 


Please note that we are a NUT FREE school so please do not send any nuts or products containing nuts (such as peanut butter or cereal bars with nuts) into school with your child.

Packed Lunches

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch box or bag.  Whilst it is the parents/carers choice as to what they put in their children’s lunch box, we do encourage a healthy mix and we do not allow children to eat sweets, full-sized chocolate bars or drink fizzy drinks as part of their lunch. 

Getting ideas and inspiration for what to include in your child’s lunchbox can be a difficult task.  Healthy eating is simply about getting a better balance and eating a wide variety of foods.  All foods provide energy and nutrients and it is achieving the correct intake of those nutrients that are important for health.  Variety is the key to a healthy diet, so try not to offer the same foods on consecutive days.  By including a broad range of different foods, a much wider variety of nutrients will be eaten.  The ‘Healthier Lunchbox Checklist’ helps to explain what ‘a healthy mix’ means in terms of getting a well-balanced meal in a lunchbox.

Healthier Lunchbox Checklist:

  • A good portion of starchy food: e.g. thick wholemeal bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad?
  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables: e.g. an apple, a satsuma, handful of cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks, mini-can of fruit chunks or a small box of raisins?
  • A portion of milk or dairy food: e.g. individual cheese portion or pot of yoghurt?
  • A portion of lean meat, fish or alternative: e.g. ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, hummus or bean/lentil salad?
  • A drink: e.g fruit juice, milk or water.

Free School Meals

Children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are now offered free school meals as part of a Government scheme. If you change your mind for any reason and wish your child to be on packed lunch, please let the office know.

For all other children, currently, school meals cost £12.00 per week, or £2.40 per day, which should be paid in advance. It is also possible to pay for the whole half-term in advance if preferred.  The cost for Summer 2 term (7th June - 22nd July) is £81.60.  Please pay via our online payment Pay360 Education Payments or cash in an envelope marked with your child's name and 'school meals' to the school office. 

It is preferable that children remain either school meals or packed lunches for a full half-term as this enables the kitchen staff to plan and order appropriate amounts of food. However, it is appreciated that circumstances may change through the term and where possible children will be allowed to change their lunch arrangements, however, this cannot be done on a regular basis.

Website: www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Email: Bexley.freeschoolmeals@secure.capita.co.uk

Telephone: 01322 356019