School Meals and School Milk

School Dinners

The school recognises the benefits of a well-balanced hot school meal for children, in the middle of the day. With the advent of free school meals for all Key Stage 1 children, the expectation is that all children in this key stage will have the hot meal. We would expect that this remains the favoured option beyond Key Stage 1 as it guarantees the essential nutritional intake for learning.

The  School Food Plan acknowledges that only 1% of packed lunches contain the proper nutritional balance for a child. We would like to remind you that we are a Healthy School and as such sugary snacks, crisps and fizzy drinks are not allowed.  Unfortunately facilities for refrigerating packed lunches do not exist. If you choose to provide packed lunches then please see the links below for some nutritional and healthy lunchbox ideas. 

http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/pages/healthy-lunchbox-picnic.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/childhealth6-15/pages/childhealth615home.aspx

School dinners are provided by HC3S and are cooked onsite. Key Stage 1 children are all entitled to a free cooked meal every day. Special diets can be catered for. More information can be found at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hc3s.htm. You can check if your child is eligible for Free School Meals at http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hc3s/freeschoolmeals.htm.

School Milk

The school provides milk for children through Cool Milk. Parents can register at www.coolmilk.com.
Children who are entitled to eligibility checked free school meals (not Universal Free School Meals for Key Stage 1 children), and children under 5 are entitled to free milk.