Lunches are cooked in a well equipped kitchen on the school premises. The meals are of a high standard and are popular with children and staff. The Kitchen has recently a Customer Care award from Primary Catering. The choice includes a meat dish, a vegetarian meal and a salad bar, as well as a choice of pudding. It is preferable that children take meals (or sandwiches,) on a full-time basis, and that 2 weeks’ notice is given for any change in this routine. However, please contact us if you require more flexibility.
The cost of school lunch is presently £2.00 per day per child. All lunch money should be brought in on a Monday morning (£10 per week). If your child is absent on a Monday, the amount for the remainder of the week should be paid in on the day he/she returns to school. Please send a cheque, if possible, to cover the cost of the school lunches, or ensure that your child has a clearly labelled purse/envelope to bring lunch money in. Payment can be made by cheque for a full term’s lunches in advance. Cheques should be made payable to Derbyshire County Council. School lunches are currently free to children in Reception, Y1 and Y2.
Parents who feel that they may be eligible for free meals are encouraged to contact the office for information or application forms. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Special diets on medical/religious grounds are also available, so do not hesitate to request these if you require one.
Some children prefer to bring sandwiches for lunch. We request that parents provide healthy lunch boxes for children and do not send sweets or chocolate bars. Please ensure that lunch boxes are also clearly labelled with your child’s name and discuss with your child the importance of bringing it home after each school day.