Most pupils stay at school for lunch and many have a hot/cold school meal each day. We ask that you stick to either the school meal or packed lunch. Please notify the office if there is a planned change given one week’s notice. We have a team of lunchtime supervisors that operate the lunch hour supported by the leadership team. We encourage various play activities including some of our older pupils leading activities for their peers and younger children.
At registration in the morning, pupils see what is on the menu for the day, and they make their choice at this point. This means that pupils are getting what they want and limits the food waste and makes for happier pupils.
Look at the screenshot below of the daily menu -
Please have a look at the menu with your child to discuss their choices. If you specifically don't want your child to have a cold lunch then please discuss this with your child. You may wish to mention this to the class teacher if it is a concern.
Our school meal service is provided by Enfield Catering Service, but we have a special menu for our schools. The standards for school meals require the following: high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish regularly available; at least two portions of fruit and vegetables with every meal and bread, other cereals and potatoes regularly available. Additionally, there are controls on the following foods: deep-fried food limited to no more than two portions per week. We have two excellent dining facilities – a dining room in the infant department and a refectory in the junior department.
School Meals & ParentPay
We have adopted a cashless system for the collection of dinner monies. This is done online using a secure website called ParentPay. Alternatively you can pay through local stores where you see the PayPoint logo. ParentPay will allow you to pay for school meals 24/7 and other payments to school such as visits. It is important to note that school meals must be paid in advance.
Free School Meals
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Parents may send children to school with packed lunches. Chocolate and sweets are not allowed. Drinks should be non-fizzy and where possible please make the lunch nut-free.