The children at Abbotswood can choose to have either a school dinner or a packed lunch.
School Dinners currently cost £2.30 per day or £11.50 per week. (Yrs 3-6 only) Dinners need to be paid for in advance via www.edupost.co.uk
ALL Reception and KS1 pupils (school years R, 1+2) are entitled to a FREE school meal at lunchtime. If you wish you can still send your child in with a packed lunch. If you were entitled to free school meals under the old system (see the section headed Pupil Premium) you still need to apply as this will enable you to receive money off school trips and free breakfast club each day.
All children start their lunch time at 12:15pm and all children go back into class at 1:15pm for afternoon lessons. Children in KS1 eat in KS1 Hall for hot meals and sandwiches and KS2 eat in the KS2 Hall.
We have an experienced set of dinner staff who are on duty over dinner time. Mrs S Trembling is the lead dinner lady and there is always a member of the Senior Leadership Team on duty each day should there be any problems.
Packed lunches should be wholesome and healthy.
You should try to include:
Starchy Foods - These include bread, rice, potatoes, pastas and others.
Protein Food - These include meat, eggs, beans, fish and others.
Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.
A Dairy Item - This could be yoghurt or cheese.