Hillbrook Primary School and Centre for Children and Families

Hillbrook Primary School and Centre for Children and Families
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School Meals

Children have the option of eating a school meal or bringing in their own packed lunch. All meals are eaten in the dining halls, where children are supervised by lunchtime staff. Our school lunches are provided by Absolutely Catering and the food is cooked on site. The three-weekly menu cycle meets the food and nutrient based standards for primary school meals.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 can receive a free meal through the government's universal meals scheme.  Please complete a form in the office.

Payments for lunches should be made online through School Gateway.  The office can only take cash in exceptional circumstances.

For further information about school meals, please see the menu below:

PDF icon Menu

School Meals

Healthy eating is particularly important to growing children.  It can not only have an effect on their physical development, but on their performance in the classroom.

Our school meals are cooked daily on site in the school kitchens and our kitchen staff work hard to provide meals that are both healthy and tasty.  All meals meet nutritional food standards.  There is a daily option of a salad bar and fresh fruit on offer.

School meals must be paid in advance with a minimum of one week’s payment.  The cost of a school meal is currently £2.40 per day or £12 per week.

School dinners always include a vegetarian option. However, if for any reason (religious or medical) your child requires a special diet, please let us know in writing and the catering manager will do their best to ensure these requirements are met.

We do ask that you maintain your meal pattern as the kitchen needs to plan their numbers in advance.  If you wish to change your child’s lunch choice you must speak to the office and agree when this can happen.

Packed Lunches

Children need a balanced diet with a good variety of food to ensure that all their requirements for growth and development are met. The standards met by the LEA contractors (Absolutely Catering) all meet with nutritional guidelines recommended by the government. For this reason, it seems only fair that we make every attempt to ensure packed lunches meet the same criteria. To find out more about what we expect with regards to children’s packed lunch boxes, please open the PDF document below:

 Healthy Eating Policy

Here are some websites which you might find useful when preparing a healthy packed lunch for your child:

 

 

If you want to find out exactly how healthy your child’s packed lunch is, you and your child can use this interactive tool:

Uneaten food from your child’s packed lunch will be returned to enable you to monitor consumption. If you are concerned with the amount of food your child is eating, simply speak to your child’s class teacher so they can direct our meal supervisors to keep an eye on them at lunch time. If this continues to be a problem, please do not hesitate to contact the school for further support.