Chartwells' Lunch Time Menu
Lunches are cooked on site in the school kitchen. We are really proud of the wide selection of food we provide for our pupils at lunchtime ... salad bar, pasta bar, filled jacket potatoes, Fruitinas, a roast on Wednesdays, carvery on Thursdays and chips on Fridays! Lunches are carefully planned to give a balanced menu. There is also a choice of main course and dessert, including fresh fruit. All food served by the kitchen meet the government's strict guidelines.
Free School Meals
All Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 pupils are entitled to a daily free school meal under the Government’s ‘Universal Free School Meals’ scheme. Children may choose from the main meal of the day or a vegetarian option and this will include a dessert and a drink of water. We will assume that you wish your child to receive a free school meal unless you inform us, in writing, that you are opting out.
In Key Stage 2, we operate a cash cafeteria system. A school dinner with dessert costs £1.85 per day. If your child would prefer to also choose optional extras you may decide to send in additional money for the occasional treat! In Key Stage 2, children pay daily as they select their meal. Free dinners are given in certain circumstances and application forms are available from Reception.
Alternatively, children may choose to bring a packed lunch. We would encourage you to prepare a healthy lunch for your child and limit chocolate to once a week. We also have a number of children who have a serious allergic reaction to nuts, therefore please ensure your child’s packed lunch does not contain nuts of any description, including peanut butter, thank you. Packed lunches should be brought in a lunch box which can be stored in school. Glass bottles and canned drinks are not permitted. Your child's name should be clearly marked on the lid of these boxes.
Help at Lunchtime
Play Leaders are provided for the lunch period and in addition a senior member of staff is also available to deal with any emergencies. Our Year 2 ‘Helping Hands’ help younger children at lunchtime and in Year 6 children can apply to be a lunchtime monitor and successful applicants carry out their jobs with vigilance!