School Lunches and Milk
Current School Lunch Arrangements
Our kitchens have reopened and operate under restriction. If your child is in year R, year 1 or 2 they will be provided with a free meal under the universal infant meal scheme. If your child is in Years 3-6 you can pay online for a meal in the usual way – during this period we cannot take cash in the office.
Meals will be made in the kitchen, delivered and distanced ‘take away style’ to your child’s classroom.
Chartwells have four lunch options available. Your child will need to tell the teacher what they are having each day. We are unable to offer you the laminate sheet and pen we usually use.
The choices available are:
• Meat or vegetarian option.
• Jacket potato – choose from beans, tuna, cheese.
• Tomato Pasta dish – pasta and tomato sauce.
Dietary requirements will be met where previously agreed, as usual.
Apply through the Devon Citizens Portal . This is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision. Alternatively, call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.
There is a new menu running from after the Autumn half term holiday:
Week 1 - w/c 2/11//20, 23/11/20, 14/12/20
Week 2 - w/c 9/11/20, 30/11/20
Week 3 - w/c 16/11/20, 7/12/20
Fruit and snacks
The government provides a daily piece of fruit for each child aged 5 to 7 years. Any other snacks sent into school should comprise of fruit or veg only. No chocolate or sweets of any form should be brought into school. All food containers and lunch boxes must be clearly labelled with their owner’s name.
Children have free access to drinking water in school and are provided with a water bottle that they are encouraged to drink from at various points throughout the day.
The school has a policy of NO NUTS as we have children in school who have severe allergic reactions to nuts. Any contact with even the smallest trace of nuts, such as on a child’s breath, can cause a serious reaction. We request that you are extremely vigilant about the nut content of food you send your child to school with – spreads, muesli bars, cakes, biscuits, breakfast cereals and cereal bars are just some items that may contain nut traces.
Under a government initiative, schools have to provide milk for children. We use a company called Cool Milk to provide this for us. Milk is free for children under the age of 5 or those entitled to Income Related Free Meals (not the Universal Infant Meals). You need to register your child yourself at www.coolmilk.com. If your child is entitled to Income Related Free School Meals, we register these children so please just inform us if they wish to have milk.