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School Meal Menu

Dinners and Sandwiches

From September 2014 all children in infant schools are eligible for a school meal free of charge.

Families who are claiming some benefits qualify for free school meals AND MILK. For further details please click here or telephone 01484 221928.

We constantly monitor and review our menu, striving to ensure that children make healthy choices as part of a balanced diet.

If your child would like to change to dinners or sandwiches please notify our office staff and give us at least 1 week's notice.

Sandwiches

The Education Act 1980 makes provision for facilities for consumption of sandwich meals brought from home, under conditions deemed by the Authority as appropriate.  Kirklees LA has drawn up the following terms which must be observed in all schools.

1.  Packed meals may only be brought if they are in a suitable container, which is clearly marked with the child's name.

2.  As food will be in plastic containers, plates will not be provided.  We encourage the children to use the container as a plate, so please make sure it is a suitable shape for this.

We were proud to be awarded the Healthy Schools Gold Award. To promote healthy eating we do not permit crisps, sweets or fizzy drinks.

Because of nut allergies we ask parents not to include nuts or nut products as part of a packed lunch.

Our cooks have been advised to cut grapes in half to prevent choking. We request that parents do this if providing grapes in a packed lunch. 

Stuck for ideas for packed lunches? Click on the image below for ideas and tips.

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Milk

The majority of children enjoy milk and know that it helps their teeth and bones grow. Milk is subsidised by the government and is paid online at www.schoolmilkuk.com. Children in receipt of free school meals do not pay for milk. Milk still has to be paid for unless you have applied for Free School Meals through the Local Authority.

Allergies and food intolerances

Please inform us if your child has an allergy or food intolerance as a health care plan will need to be completed.The school works in accordance with Kirklees policy and would need to consult the school meals service to establish whether a meal can be provided fro a child with an allergy or food intolerance.

Fruit

Under the government scheme children are provided with a free fruit or vegetable snack each day. Children are not permitted to bring their own snacks unless they have a specific dietary requirement or allergy.

Water

Children are asked to bring a water bottle to school so that they have access to water throughout the day. We find that drinking water at school promotes good habits and many children who previously say that they do not like water learn to do so.