School Meals

School Dinners

School meals are cooked on site by The School Lunch Company.

See the menu below which is effective from Monday 16th April.

All pupils in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are now entitled to Universal Free School Meals. For pupils in Years 3 and above who are not in receipt of Free School Meals, the cost of a school meal is £2.20 per meal and this must be submitted on Monday morning for the week ahead.  We do not offer credit and meals should not be taken in advance of payment, except in exceptional circumstances, any outstanding balances must be paid in full within one week.

We encourage parents to pay for school meals using the School Gateway App, the link for this can be found on the Home Page under LINKS. 

Where parent wish to send money into the school office, please remember to put dinner money in a sealed envelope with your child's name and class details on the front including meal pattern.

Should you feel that you are entitled to Free School Meals, please complete the application form below and return to the school office. Please complete the form even if your child is receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals as St John's receives additional pupil funding for those entitled to Free School Meals.

Click to download: Free School Meal Registration Form

 

Packed Lunches

The school operates a healthy eating policy. We ask that parents provide their children with a balanced lunch, if children are not having a school dinner.

We are often asked to clarify what children can and cannot have in their lunchbox:

Children can have a small sweet treat such as a slice of cake or cake bar, biscuit based chocolate bar (Penguin, Twix, Club, etc) or biscuit.

Children should not have fizzy drinks, chocolate mouse and liquid chocolate desserts e.g. Cadbury's Pots of Joy, sweets, solid chocolate bars or bars that are not biscuit based e.g. Freddos bars, Mars bars, Caramel bars, Crunchies, etc.

 

The Snack Bar

The School Lunch Company operate a snack bar at mid morning break. Different classes can visit the snack bar on different days. See the snack bar options and timetable below.

In addition, children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are provided with a free piece of fruit each day. We ask that children in Key Stage 2 bring some fresh or dried vegetables or fruit to eat as their mid morning snack.