We are proud to work with Chartwells Schools for your children’s school dinners. Chartwells believe that the key to fuelling young minds comes from understanding both what they need and what they enjoy, which is why they develop nutritious and delicious food that pupils love, whilst helping to ensure a healthy body and mind.
Their passionate culinary experts work closely with us to ensure every child receives healthy food, perfectly suited to meet their needs and dietary requirements.
Chartwells’s Food Super Heroes make food education fun, whatever the age, and their tasty theme days encourage children to make the most of their school meal. To find out more about Chartwells, visit their website or contact the school catering team.
If your child has a food allergy or intolerance and you would like to discuss this, please the Chartwells medical diet nutrition team directly via this email address. (Email address is email@example.com.)
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive universal free school meals. From Year 3 the cost of school meals is £12.50 per week (£2.50 per day), this should be paid promptly each week on our online payment system – ParentPay. The School Office should be informed when changing meal options ie. from packed lunch to dinners or vice versa.
Children choose each day what they want to eat when they come into school. This ensures every child gets their choice of food. Stevie-Leigh and Sam are fantastic chefs and make every child’s lunchtime experience special!
Please find below downloadable forms to apply for Free School Meals for your child. Paper copies can also be provided by the school office.
If your child chooses to bring a packed lunch from home, we would encourage a balanced and healthy content. Here is a recommendation of the foods that would constitute a healthy lunch box and which foods to avoid. We do not allow fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets.
According to the NHS a healthy lunch box should contain.
- Starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes or pasta
- Protein foods like meat, fish, eggs or beans
- A dairy item, like cheese or yogurt
- Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit
Below are excellent websites with hints and tips about creating varied and healthy lunch boxes.
If you would like more information on this subject, please take a look at our packed lunch policy.
We know that feeding children with food allergies or intolerance can cause a lot of anxiety for both parents and schools. That’s why Chartwells have implemented a market-leading allergens process, and make sure every step is taken to ensure that our students can enjoy school meals safely with their friends. More information on their medical diet process can be found by emailing Chartwells: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Fresh Fruit Bar
We have a Fresh Fruit Bar every morning, where pupils from Key Stage 1 choose a piece of fresh fruit to eat during first break. This gives us lots of energy to play and work hard after break!