After an initial induction period in their first term at school, children normally stay at school during lunchtime. Cooked meals are brought to school every day from a local school kitchen. Menus are available in advance each term, so that you can discuss them with your child. Payment for meals is required in advance on a fortnightly, monthly or termly basis. Payment by cheque is preferred (payable to South Gloucestershire Council). No change will be given, any extra money will be carried over to the following week. If payment is not received in advance, payment must be made by the last school day of the week in which the meal was taken.
Infant children receive free school lunches as part of the government’s Universal Free School Meals program.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch from home to eat at school. We ask that you send your child’s lunch in a named lunchbox, with a drink in a suitable container (no glass or cans, please). We encourage you to pack your child’s lunch in reuseable packaging wherever possible.
After eating, the children have a lunchtime play. They are looked after by our experienced, caring supervisors. We have designated areas for football and basketball.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS – HOW TO APPLY
Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application via the portal, you do not need to re‑register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.
Apply for free school meals online
Our school meals provider since 1st April 2016 has been Integra and we have been very pleased with the quality of the meals provided to date. The cost of a school dinner from September 2019 is £2.30.
Children can bring a drink of water and a snack to school to have during break times. We encourage the children to eat only fruit or a savoury snack (not crisps), as part of our commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
All children need to bring a named water bottle to school, please. Tap water is available for the children to refill bottles if required.
Children can also order fresh milk to drink at school if required. Children under five are entitled to free milk, but older children are welcome to order milk for a small charge, directly from School Milk Services Limited.