A good range of fresh home cooked meals are provided each day by Orian Solutions, and cooked in our kitchen on site. A three week menu is available on the website: meals can be ordered and payments made either online or in school. Children are able to select from a choice of options. The menu includes a variety of healthy, well balanced meals, including a vegetarian option and a salad bar, working towards government nutritional guidelines. School Council meets with the cook to give feedback on meals and plan new suggestions.
Application forms for Free School Meals are available from the school office, or Cumbria County Council. Families are encouraged to apply for “FSM” funding, as this is a valuable grant which also provides additional opportunities for the children through “Pupil Premium” funding. The strictest confidentiality is maintained over the issue and children are not identified in the school.
Children who bring packed lunches are able to eat with those having school meals. For the health and wellbeing of the children, while being fair and equitable to all, we ask that all packed lunches brought from home and consumed in school provide pupils with healthy and nutritional food that meets national standards. We advocate a balanced packed lunch and we ask that children do not bring chocolate, sweets, salty snacks or fizzy drinks. Please note, due to severe allergies, we are a nut free school.
Parents are asked to give the school at least one week’s notice before changing from school meals to packed lunches or vice-versa. Pupils are not allowed to leave the school premises at lunchtime, unless they go home for dinner. If, at any time, it is necessary for a child to leave the premises a note should be sent to the class teacher.
Updated Oct 2017