Hot School Lunches
We are proud to work with Chartwells for your children’s school lunches. 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, alongside 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.
The current meal price is £2.97. Click here to view the menu and here for a parent/carer guide.
How to order
Log on at www.parentpay.com to choose and book your meals. Orders need to be placed by midnight Thursday, ten days ahead of the week required. For example, meals for the week starting Monday 12th would have an order deadline of Thursday 1st.
You will have received an activation letter and temporary password to set up your ParentPay account. If you need this resent, please contact your school office.
For children with food intolerances and allergies, Chartwells have a dedicated team of medical diet nutritionists on hand to support allergen aware children and their parents. More information on their medical diet process can be found here: The Chartwells Approach to Medical Diets | Chartwells
Parents and guardians can contact the medical diet nutrition team directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about Chartwells, visit their website or contact the school catering team. Weblink: Primary School Caterers You Can Trust | Chartwells
Free School Meals (FSM)
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child could be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). By confirming your eligibility for FSM, the school will receive additional funding each year, currently £1,385 per annum, which will be used to support your child’s learning.
For more information on applying for Free School Meals please speak to Mel in the office or click here to find out how to apply online,
Free School Meals must be ordered, in advance, via ParentPay. If you have missed the order cut-off date, your child will be offered a plain baked potato as their meal, subject to availability. Parents do not have to take up the free meal and can send their child in with a packed lunch.
Universal Infant Free School Meals - for children in Reception, Year 1 and 2.
Children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free hot lunch. Meals must be ordered, in advance, via ParentPay. If you have missed the order cut-off date, your child will be offered a plain baked potato as their meal. Parents do not have to take up the free meal and can send their child in with a packed lunch.
Hot Lunches - Years 3 - 6
Meals must be ordered and paid for, in advance, via ParentPay. If you have missed the order cut-off date and you have not provided a packed lunch, your child will be offered a plain baked potato as their meal and your ParentPay account will be charged. Parents do not have to take up the hot meal and can send their child in with a packed lunch.
Packed lunches are eaten in the school hall for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. All other year groups eat packed lunches in the classroom and, when warm enough, outside during the summer months.
Fruit and Water
Healthy fruit/vegetable snacks are provided by the government for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We encourage children in other year groups to bring in their own healthy morning snack.
All pupils are encouraged to bring in a named water bottle each day.