Lunches and Snacks
A hot school meals service is provided by our school, with meals being prepared by First Meals in Skegness and brought to us in hotboxes. Parents can select options and pay on a weekly or termly basis through the ParentPay online portal (please check with the office for the current cost) and there is a choice of either a main meal option or a filled baked potato. Our school actively encourages families who think they may be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or Pupil Premium to apply as they may also be entitled to free school trips, musical tuition and essential items of school uniform. Further details may be obtained from our Office or by going on-line to the Lincolnshire County Council website at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-pupil-support/apply-free-school-meals. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently eligible for free universal infant hot meals if wanted and we would encourage parents to take up this offer.
Alternatively, parents may provide their child with a packed lunch. Due to some children and staff in school suffering from severe food allergies we may ask that certain foods are not brought in. Children must not swap food. Fizzy drinks also are not allowed. Please ensure that lunch boxes and all drinking containers (no glass or cans) are secure. Naming lunch bags and boxes would be helpful for all pupils. The children are supervised by members of our midday team while they eat their lunch in the Hall and while outside playing. We also have a Lunchtime Play Co-ordinator who plans and supports positive play over lunchtime, supporting the midday supervisors.
We encourage our children to eat healthily and so at break a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable is encouraged (no crisps, chocolate or sweets). At morning snack time, all Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children receive a free piece of fruit each day as part of the ‘School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme’. This is normally given out prior to, or during, the morning break. Find out more.
There is also a free daily milk scheme for children under 5 and those entitled to Free School Meals. Daily milk is also available with payment for other ages via an online system. Please ask our Office for details. All children are provided with a water bottle when they join our school and have access to water throughout the day.