School Meals – inc Free School Meal Eligibility
What happens at lunchtime?
In the Infants, Y1 and Y2 children have lunchtime from 12.00 until 1.00 pm and Reception children between 12:30 and 1:30. In the Juniors, Y5/6 children break for lunch at 12.00pm until 1.00pm and Y3/Y4 have a 1:00-2:00 pm lunchtime.
All Infant children are entitled to a Universal Infant free school meal, but you will need to pre-book their meal choices on the Aspens Select online system by 8.30am on the day (although you can order weekly or monthly in advance if you wish). Alternatively, you can provide a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch box if you wish. If your child has a packed lunch you will also need to provide a drink (no fizzy drinks please).
Junior children can also have school lunches, costing £2.45 per day or £12.25 per week. We are happy to operate a flexible lunchtime arrangement – you can opt for your child to have lunch on any number of days in the week (as long as you have selected their meal choice on the Aspens Select online system by 8.30am on the day, although you can order weekly or monthly in advance if you wish). All school meals are paid direct via Aspens Select. Please contact the school office for more information.
For more information about Aspens please visit https://www.aspens-services.co.uk/
The latest menu is available to download below.
Aspens, as the current catering contractor, do control portion sizes across all age groups as dictated by the government and North Somerset Council. The guidelines on portion sizes are available to download for your information.
WE ARE PLEASED TO STATE THAT THE SCHOOL KITCHENS HOLD A 5 STAR RATING FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. (LAST INSPECTED November 2023).
FREE SCHOOL MEAL APPLICATIONS
If you think you might be entitled to free school meals due to low income, please follow this link to the new online application process; Free School Meal Application Process
The school is happy to apply on behalf of parents if a form is completed giving authority. Please ask at the school office for more information. If parents apply online themselves, a copy of the letter must be shown to a member of staff in the school office immediately.
The new online system allows parents to have an instant result by applying online. Schools are able to ask parents for their details and apply on their behalf if required.
It is worth applying for Free School Meals if you think that you may be entitled, even if you child is Infant School age, as the school gets additional Pupil Premium funding for your child which we can we can use to help your child make good academic progress as well as pass on some of this funding to parents to enable children to access extended school activities, such as music lessons or clubs after school.
Drinks and Snacks
All pupils are encouraged to drink plenty of fresh water and are allowed to bring a small, named water bottle into school which can be refilled throughout the school day.
To encourage healthy eating habits, sweets are not allowed in school. Infant School children are provided with a piece of fruit or a portion of vegetables for their break through the Government’s Fruit and Vegetable scheme. Junior School pupils may bring a snack for morning break (preferably fruit, not crisps or chocolate). The pupils also run a healthy tuck shop at break time selling fruit, bread sticks, rice cakes, plain pop corn and other healthy snacks. The allergen list for tuck shop products can be downloaded below.
In line with our Healthy School’s Policy, we do not allow sweets and cakes to be brought into school to share on children’s birthdays.