School Lunches
To help families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, the Mayor Of London, City Hall is ensuring all primary school children who attend state schools in London will receive free school meals for the full academic year, starting this September 2023.

This means all state funded primary school children in London are now eligible for free school meals, saving your family upwards of £440 across the year. Your child will receive their free school meals automatically, but it’s vitally important that you still complete your school registration form in case your child is eligible for extra funding for their school from the Government, worth £1,300 per year. That’s extra money to spend on enrichment activities, teacher development, and targeted support for the children that need it most. It may also entitle you to other benefits like food vouchers during the holidays.  

Please contact the school office for more details.

 All meals have to be booked by midnight every Wednesday for the following weeks meals, you may book more than one week in advance.   If you do not book a lunch for your child, you will have to provide a packed lunch. 

*** PLEASE NOTE - ALL OUR MEALS ARE NON-HALAL ***

Lunch Menu Winter/ Spring 23/24  

Lunch is a freshly cooked, nutritionally balanced meal prepared in our own kitchens.  

There is a three week menu that provides a wide choice of meals with something for everyone, (see LUNCH MENUS).

  • As you will be aware, from September 2023 all children in Reception classes through to Year 6 will all be eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals. 
  • Children in Key Stage 2 are eligible for free school meals if they meet the criteria, please contact the school office for an application form.

 The menu is available if you follow the Lunch Menu link above.

We are looking forward to children enjoying high quality, nutritional food that they will look back on with fondness.

Packed Lunch Policy

We aim to ensure that all food choices offered to pupils are nutritious and that pupils are given the knowledge to make healthy food choices.

Our goal is to support parents/carers in packing healthy and nutritious packed lunches that will help the school to promote a healthy environment and well fed/hydrated pupils able to focus, concentrate and full of energy to learn.

Cross Curricular Skill and Links

Children will be informed about healthy food choices in school through PSHE and Science. They will have opportunities to make healthy meals during DT.

Monitoring

All relevant school staff are aware of the packed lunch policy and the system in place for enforcing it. SMSAs will monitor packed lunches on a daily basis during lunch times.

Our Packed Lunch Policy

  • The school will provide facilities for pupils bringing in packed lunches and ensure that free, fresh drinking water is readily available at all times.
  • The school will work with the pupils to provide attractive and appropriate dining room arrangements
  • The school will work with parents to ensure that packed lunches abide by the standards listed below.
  • As fridge space is not available in school, pupils are advised to bring packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks where possible to stop the food going off.

Wherever possible the school will ensure that packed lunch pupils and school dinner pupils will be able to sit and eat together.

Packed lunches should include:          

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus and falafel) every day
  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
  • dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard everyday
  • only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies                                                                                                                                                    

Packed lunches should not include:

  • snacks such as crisps. Instead, include vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice.  Nut based products such as peanut butter and hazelnut chocolate spread should be avoided.  It is vital that no nut based products are brought into school as we have a number of children / staff with severe nut allergies. If these are inadvertently packed, they will be removed from your child’s lunch box and returned to you at the end of the day.
  • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets. Cakes and biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal.
  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages / chipolatas should be included only occasionally.

Special diets and allergies

The school also recognises that some pupils may require special diets that do not allow for the standards to be met exactly. In this case parents are urged to be responsible in ensuring that packed lunches are as healthy as possible. For these reasons pupils are also not permitted to swap food items.