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School Meals

Since September 2014 the government has funded schools in England to provide every child in foundation stage, year 1 and year 2 with a hot, nutritious meal at lunch time. Their aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money.  Since September 2016, our chosen lunch time meal provider has been Fres h Start. Lunches are available for all children in the school and charged at a cost of £2.30 a day for those in years 3-6.

Fresh Start cook fresh meals on the school site every day. Every meal and dessert is cooked from scratch, including base sauces and fresh bread which is baked each morning for that day. All fresh ingredients are locally sourced within our community, i.e. meat is purchased from local butchers and eggs and milk from local farmers, and fruits and vegetables are prioritised according to season and freshness. Tables are laid with cloths, cutlery and fresh drinking water and meals are served trad  itionally using plates and bowls rather than flight trays.

Meal ordering is completed in much the same way using Fresh Start’s own online ordering system. Menus are on a 3 weekly basis and are rotated termly. Each menu contains a meat/fish option, vegetarian option, jacket potato, a deli bar option and a dessert. Bread, salad, fresh fruit and organic yoghurt are prepared onsite and are available daily. Packed lunches are also provided for school trips. 

See Fresh Start’s website for more information -