Meals & Snacks
All meals are prepared on site by our skilled catering team from Mellors. Our menus are designed to provide a healthy balance. Our menus take into account the various needs of our children and include vegetarian and halal options. As part of our commitment to a healthy lifestyle children are provided with a fresh salad bar and they are encouraged to choose a selection of fresh vegetables and fruit to accompany their meal.
All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a Free School Meal. This can either be a hot meal or a packed lunch provided by us. We encourage all children to take advantage of this.
All school dinners should be paid for in advance via your child's ParentPay account. (You will be given log in details when your child joins the Academy).
Free School Meals
If you or your partner receives income support (IS), Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA), or benefit support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 your child may be entitled to free school meals. Your child may also be entitled to free school meals if you are receipt of Child Tax Credit (but not entitled to working tax credit) and have an income not exceeding £16,190. Please contact the academy office for help, advice and an application form.
The menus are displayed below for you to view. There are three menus:
Week 1 menu covers the weeks commencing: 5.11.18, 26.11.18, 17.12.18, 21.1.19, 11.2.19
Week 2 covers the weeks commencing: 12.11.18, 3.12.18, 7.1.19, 28.1.19
Week 3 covers weeks commencing: 19.11.18, 10.12.18, 14.1.19, 4.2.19
School Food Standards
Mellors Catering Services is very proud to exceed School Food Standards, meaning they provide a balanced diet with the essential nutrients your child needs to excel. Research shows that only 1% of packed lunches meet these standards, with many children not making healthy food choices at lunchtime. Menus developed by Mellors Catering Services ensure your child is given the healthiest choices that provide them with at least two of the recommended 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg.
Weekly menus provided by Mellors Catering Services have been planned to offer choice and variety for your child. They provide hot specials of the day, supported by fresh vegetables or salad, a vegetarian choice, hot and cold desserts, snacks and sandwiches, juices and drinks. our on-site catering team welcome any suggestions you may have regarding menu choices.
For more information , please click on the Mellors logo opposite to link to their information page for parents.
Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle and a clear understanding of their own dietary needs is something that we believe all our children should have access to from EYFS to Yr6. Our Science, PE and PSHE curriculum supports children in understanding how they can lead active, healthy lives.
All of our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free fruit as part of their mid-morning snack. Our tuck shop also allows children to purchase a variety of healthy items. Children in Reception receive free milk.
In Key Stage 2 children can purchase a variety of healthy snacks and drinks at break time.
Children can bring a water bottle to school to enable them to access water throughout the day.