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School meals

Our Food

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to a free hot school lunch.

Should you choose to take up this entitlement, your child will receive a hot, nutritious meal each day. For those children not having a hot lunch, it will be necessary for parents to provide them with a packed lunch.

Parents of children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can continue to purchase hot or cold meals for their children if they would like to, and currently cost £2.40 a day. Hot meals will still be available for children in these year groups who are entitled to Free School Meals. If you believe you are entitled to Free School Meals the document below will give you further information and how to apply.

We encourage the children to bring a healthy packed lunch. Research shows that a good balanced diet leads to better performance and concentration.

We ask that:

  • Packed lunches should be brought in a lunch box or  plastic container with a secure lid and labelled with the child’s name. Please avoid large bags or backpacks as storage of these can be a problem.
  • Drinks should also be in plastic containers, preferably with a screw top and also labelled. No glass bottles, fizzy or hot drinks should be bought.

St. Mary's is a nut free site as we do have some children who have nut allergies. Please ensure all lunches and snacks provided are nut free.

Please note that our lunchtime supervisors cannot force the children to eat all of their lunch! However, they will encourage your child to eat what you have provided.

Our food is provided by a company called Dolce. All orders must be placed online by 8.30am of the day you require a meal, using the School Grid login details provided by the school.