School Meals, Drinks and Snacks

 

 

Children may have school lunches every day or provide a packed lunch from home.

School Dinners

Our school meals meet strict nutritional standards and are extremely tasty! 

To view the Spring /Summer Dinner Menu please click on the link at the bottom of this page

Children in our Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals scheme (UIFSM). 

Children in KS2 (Year 3 to Year 6) have to pay for school meals (unless parents are receiving certain benefits).    All school dinner payments should be paid on the first school day of the week by 9.30 a.m.  If you do not pay by this deadline please provide a home packed lunch for the rest of the week. 

Dinner Monies can be paid via cash or cheque at the school office or via Schoolgateway Longlands online payment system please click on the Schoolgateway icon below to access the system.

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If you are in receipt of benefits and are entitled to free school meals for your child/children please make use of this, it is your right!

Applications for Free School Meals can be made by visiting www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals or by ringing 0300 123 4048.

Packed Lunches

Packed lunches should not include chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks, or any food containing nuts.  We do not allow any hot food such as soup to be brought in.

School Snacks

All children from Nursery to Year 2 are provided with free fruit or vegetable as a snack each day. From Year 3 onwards parents / carers are able to send their children in with a piece of fruit for breaktime.

School Milk

School milk is available to all children. School milk is provided free to all children in Nursery and in Reception up until the term before a child turns five. You may be entitled to free milk if in receipt of certain benefits.  You would need to make a Free School Meal application to qualify, please click the following link www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals or call 0300408.

Water Bottles

All children must bring a named container of water into school to keep in the classroom.  The bottle should be taken home each night, cleaned and refilled the next day.  Please do not fill the bottle with juice, squash or other sugary drinks.

Wide necked water bottles are provided free to all new pupils in Reception to Year 6.  If you wish to buy additional/replacement water bottles they are available from the school office at the cost of £1.15 each.

Please let us know if your child develops a food intolerance or allergy.  If you child is unable to eat certain food for cultural or religious purposes please also let us know even if they do not have a school meal as sometimes food is available in school at school parties and as part of lessons.