Food in School
School meals are cooked on the premises and served in the dining hall. The menus provide excellent value for money and meet the nutritional requirements of our children. Menus are available to be shared with your child and our school cook is always willing to discuss any dietary requirements.
School meals are free for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 through the Universal Free Meals system. For all other year groups, the price of school meals is currently £2.25. Please register to use the online payment system at www.JOINOS.com. No payments can be made at school.
We operate a three week school menu with a choice of four main courses and a selection of puddings prepared every day by the school’s catering team. In addition, children also have a choice of salads to choose from.
You can view the menu online through JOINOS, joinos.com - Save the link through your smart phone to see the daily menu whilst on the go.
If you are new to JOINOS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a JOINOS code, quoting your child’s name, school, year and class.
JOINOS allows you to manage your child’s school meal account. By using JOINOS you will be able to check meals taken, balances and make payments. Please register (even if your child takes a packed lunch). Please ensure you pay in advance to avoid receiving an invoice at the end of each academic year.
Please note that we are not able to keep packed lunches in refrigerated conditions. Please do not send drinks in cans, glass bottles or other breakable containers. We are a healthy school and discourage fizzy/coloured drinks and sweets as part of a packed lunch.
The school cook can provide a grab bag for pupils who wish to have a healthy packed lunch. If your child forgets to bring a packed lunch we will endeavour to contact you. If we are unable to do so we will provide a school lunch and ask you to reimburse us later.
Nursery and Reception children - are provided with free milk. If your child does not want milk, please let the School Office know.
Year 1 to Year 6 children - if your child is entitled to free meals (not Universal Free Meals) then they are also eligible to have free milk. Milk letters are sent out to parents each September. If your circumstances change and your child is no longer entitled to free milk, then you must inform the school office and then register to pay online as below.
If your child is not entitled to free meals and would like milk, you can register and pay online at www.coolmilk.com and follow the on screen instructions.
Children have access to water at all times. Fruit snacks are provided free of charge to Early years and KS1 pupils. KS2 pupils also access fruit snacks as school funds this for them. We also operate with a KS2 recipe bag scheme where pupils take home vegetables on a rota basis and cook something at home with the ingredients.