School lunches are provided on a 3 week rotation on a 6th month menu (October half term to Easter, and Easter to October half term) and fulfil nutritional requirements. There is a choice of main/vegetarian options each day (please let us know if your child requires a vegetarian option as the amounts of these are limited) with a choice of vegetables and dessert. Salad, bread and fruit juice/water are provided every day. The menu is available from Derbyshire County Council’s website where additional information may be found. Cheques for school dinners are made payable to Derbyshire County Council or parents can pay via the ParentPay app.
School lunches are provided free by the government for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. For Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 3-6) they are currently charged at £2.10 per meal, or £10.50 a week.
Pupils may also bring a healthy packed lunch (the School Council voted for no sweets or fizzy drinks, only one packet of low fat/low salt crisps, at least one portion of fruit or vegetables, and chocolate biscuits only on Fridays), or be taken home for lunch.
Lunches are eaten in the classrooms as we have no school Hall. Children serve as dinner monitors to support younger children, and all pupils are encouraged to tidy up after themselves.
One portion of fruit is provided daily for all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, as part of the Government's free fruit for schools scheme. Pupils may also bring a healthy snack from home (fruit, vegetable sticks only). Fresh water is provided at all times.
Class 2 have been learning about healthy eating this term. They have explored what a healthy plate means, worked on different food groups, and planned healthy lunch boxes. Have a look at their work on Class 2's page of the website.