From 1 September 2014 school lunches are provided by Caterlink as part of the Lambeth School Meals Consortium.
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Every day there is a choice between one meat and two other (vegetarian/fish) main dishes, a selection of vegetables, bread, salad cart and pudding, or yoghurt or fresh fruit. The menu operates on a three weekly rota and you can download a copy of the menu from here. Some of the children, particularly the younger ones, are not particularly comfortable when using a knife and fork and if this is something your child finds difficult, it would be great if you could help them practice using a knife and fork at home.
For catering purposes, the cook needs to know exact numbers of children having a school lunch so that she can order and cook the correct amount of food. If children have a school dinner, then the expectation is that they have a dinner every day; and likewise, if they choose to bring a packed lunch, then they do so every day. It causes problems with the kitchen when children chop and change between packed lunch and school dinners. Obviously there may be the odd occasion when you need to do something different, but please do inform the office in this instance. The rule now is that the choice of lunch – packed lunch or school dinner – will be for the half term.
A school lunch currently costs
£2.20 per day (£11.00 per week).
All payments to the school must made via ParentPay.
If you are in receipt of benefits (such as income support or Jobseeker's Allowance) you may be entitled to claim for free school meals for your child. Please contact the school office to find out how to apply.