School meals are cooked on the premises and there are always three choices of lunch, two of which are hot meals and one cold (school packed lunch) option. There is always at least one vegetarian choice.
The current menu for Autumn 2017 can be found at the bottom of this page.
School meals for all children in reception and KS1 are free.
The Free School Meals Team encourages all families (irrespective of their income status) to register their entitlement, for Universal Infant Free School Meals, online, which will assist the school in collating the information required.
For children in KS2 the cost of school meals for 2016-17 continues to be £2.30 per meal. Payment for the week should be placed in a sealed and labelled envelope and sent to school on a Monday morning. Dinner money envelopes may be purchased from the school office. Cheques should be made payable to Hertfordshire Catering Ltd.
Your child is eligible for free school meals and other concessions (including a voucher towards the cost of uniform) if you are in receipt of
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child tax credit with a taxable income of no more than £16,190 and not in receipt of Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit during the four-week period ‘run-on’ period
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Universal credit
For more information, updates and applications, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or telephone 0300 123 4048. Mrs Chaplin and Mrs Cohen, in the school office, are always happy to help with applications. Children who receive free school meals are also entitled to a free packed lunch for school trips.
Children may bring a packed lunch from home, at their parents’ discretion. Hot meals are eaten at tables in the dining room; packed lunches are eaten ‘picnic style’ in the hall or, in good weather, outside. If you do not want your child to picnic, please let us know, in writing, and we will try to accommodate them at a table. Children who go home for lunch should return to school by 12.55pm (FS/KS1) or 1.10pm (KS2) in time for afternoon school.
Milk is available to children free of charge until the term after their fifth birthday. KS1 & 2 children whose parents are in receipt of income support can also receive free milk. For those children in KS1 & 2 who are not entitled to free milk the charges vary from term to term but are approximately £15 per term. Drinking water is available for all children. Unless there is a medical reason why your child cannot drink milk or water we do not allow children to bring drinks to school except as part of their packed lunch. Please make cheques payable to Herts County Council.