Children have two choices of a hot meal with an additional jacket potato option, they can then add freshly prepared salad to their meal or they may bring a packed lunch from home.
The Governors awarded the contract for the provision of School Meals to Mellors Catering. We wished to secure a better standard of meal for both pupils and staff. The catering contract provides the pupils and staff with appetising healthy food at affordable prices.
Notice, in writing, of ONE FULL WEEK is required for any child transferring to a packed lunch or on to School Meals.
The cost of a school meal is £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week). Meals are provided free of charge to pupils in Reception (Foundation Stage 2) Year 1 and Year 2. Payments for other children must be made through ‘Parent Pay, please contact Reception for details of how to access your families secure account.
If you receive Income Support you may be entitled to free meals for your child. Please contact the Local Authority (Tel: 01642 774 774) or the school office to collect an application form. Children receiving a free meal cannot be distinguished from other children during service. Menus can be found on our website and in the dining hall.
School meals are in accordance with Government Guidelines on Healthy Eating, You are welcome to visit to look at our service at any time, please telephone School to arrange your visit.
Children bringing a packed lunch (no hot food/liquids) must do so in an appropriate container, bring a straw or a plastic beaker for their drink (which must be water, pure fruit juice, milk or yoghurt and must not be a tin or in a glass container) and bring a spoon if a dessert is included. All packaging and uneaten food will be taken home. Sweets/chocolates and fizzy drinks are not allowed at lunch or any other time. Children taking a school meal are given priority over children taking a packed lunch when seats become free in the Hall. Due to the limited space we have available children will be seated according to their choice of school meal or packed lunch.
Healthy eating is promoted in our school, with free fruit each morning for KS1 children and to buy for KS2 children.
We have up to 12 Supervisory Assistants to care for the children over the lunch break.
An update on Natasha’s Law from Mellor’s Catering Services- Our schools chosen catering provider
In October 2021 new labelling legislation comes into force (Natasha’s Law). The legislation states that all food service organisations serving food that is packaged on site for immediate consumption will have to display ingredient and allergen information.
At Mellor’s Catering Services we are working hard behind the scenes ahead of this change to ensure:
- Our catering teams are fully trained on Natasha’s Law and the update in legislation
- We can still confidently provide fresh food that is made and packaged daily on site
- We have tight kitchen practices and controls in place to safely label goods
- We have strong links with our supply chain to allow our team of nutritionist to centrally manage ingredient and allergen substitutes from head office. Relieving pressure from our onsite catering managers and teams
- We have invested in our labelling software to ensure our labels and packaged goods look professional and adhere to legislative requirements