Lunch Menus & Milk
School Menu September 2023
School dinners are cooked on the premises on a daily basis by The Pantry and comply fully with government nutritional standards. They provide healthy, balanced meals with a choice of hot meat and vegetarian main courses.
All Reception and KS1 children are eligible for a free school meal. Children in the Nursery can also have school meals priced at £2.40 per meal.
Medical Diet Policy
If your child has a specific dietary need due to a medical condition, The Pantry are more than happy to help. If you would like your child to have a School Meal, with your help, they can design a bespoke menu.
The process below indicates how the special diet meal will be developed.
1) Make an account with The Pantry.
2) Upload medical documentation.
3) Nutritionists at The Pantry will be in contact to inform the parent that a new special dietary menu has been uploaded to The Pantry online account. This will become active from the Monday of the following week.
4) In order for the pupil to have lunches prepared for them, it is essential for the parent to book the “special diet meal” button on online account.
5) Once the pupil approaches the lunch servery, they will be identified by The Pantry team and given their special diet meal in a foil tray.
Packed lunches may be brought in a packed lunch box with your child’s name clearly marked on it. We encourage parents to follow healthy guidelines and so, fizzy drinks, chocolate bars and sweets are not allowed. Please also limit the number of crisps and chocolate covered biscuits in a packed lunch – perhaps these could be substituted with fresh fruit, vegetable sticks and yogurts.
Please do not send any glass containers to school. As there are an increasing number of cases of children with nut or nut-related allergies, we ask parents not to give their children any food containing nuts or sesame seeds or oil ( including some brands of houmous) for their packed lunches, and to remind their children not to share any of their food with other children.
School milk is available for children in Nursery and Infant classes. Nursery children receive free milk, but if your child's fifth birthday falls during the term, they are treated as five years of age for the entire term and will therefore, not qualify for free milk.
Children entitled to free school meals are also entitled to free milk, but we still need to know if your child would like it. Although the cost of milk is subsidised by the EU, a small charge is payable in advance per term. The charge varies according to the number of days in a term.
Further details are available about both school meals and school milk from Mrs Molsom in the School Office.
If you wish to order school milk for January 2023, you need to visit www.coolmilk.com to order. Should you have any queries regarding your child’s registration or milk supply in general, please do not hesitate to contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 321 3248 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.