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School Meals

What do you need to know about school meals?
Your child may choose to have a cooked school dinner, school packed lunch or you may provide your child with a packed lunch from home or a mixture of these options.
 

All children in Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, Polar Bears and Penguins classes are entitled to a free school meal as directed by the Government initiative of 2014.

 

Hot School Meals and School Packed Lunches

Our school meals are supplied by Lunchtime UK. They believe in using fresh produce which is locally sourced and as a result we know that our children are receiving the very best ingredients in their food.

Our kitchen staff cook a variety of hot meals on site, with a packed lucnh option (ordered in advance on the morning required). Menus are planned to incorporate healthy eating objectives including increasing fibre, and reducing salt, fat and sugar. There is a choice of dessert including fresh fruit and cheese and crackers. Please click on the link to view the latest menus  and to see what is on offer this term.

Further information about our provider is available at www.lunchtime.co.uk.

Packed Lunches

Your child may choose to have a packed lunch. We ask that you provide them with a balanced meal that includes some of their five-a-day fruit or vegetables. We encourage children to  eat their packed lunches in an appropriate order – saving sweet items until last. Please do not give children sweets or large chocolate bars in their lunch boxes.

Payments

Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One are entiltles to a Free School Meal should they wish to take it up.

For all other children in school lunches are currently charged at £2.20 per day.
 
We collect dinner money for the week on Mondays. Your child will be given a plastic wallet and payment card that the office will update regularly. You may pay for a week, month, half term or full term in advance if you wish. Please make all cheques are made payable to “Waterbeach School”.
 
WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT GIVE CREDIT AND CHILDREN WILL NOT BE GIVEN MEALS IF PAYMENT IS OVERDUE.