School Meals

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School Meals

Most children have a hot school meal, prepared from fresh ingredients daily by our cooks in the school kitchen. We encourage all children to have a hot school meal. Daily meal options include:

  • Meat or fish
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Jacket potato
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Interesting and varied salad bar
  • Hot dessert or yogurt or jelly or fresh fruit

Meals are planned around a three week menu cycle, meeting all government dietary requirements for schools.   The current menu is shown below.

PDF icon1    Nelson summer menu 2017

Our catering is provided by Accent Catering (http://www.accentcatering.co.uk/).  They place a huge emphasis on fresh food, with over 98% of food being freshly made, and also ensure that the food looks great.  Special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated.

Meals are served and eaten in the Gym Hall.

The current cost of school meals is £2.20 per day.  However, for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, meals are provided free of charge under ‘Universal Free School Meals’.  Please ensure that you either pay for school meals in advance using ParentPay.  Forms to request school dinners or to switch to packed lunches can be downloaded from the virtual office.

To enable us to provide a good school dinners service please note the following:

  • At least one week’s notice must be given if you wish your child to change from packed lunches or school dinners, or vice versa.  
  • You may only make once change from school dinners to packed lunches (or vice versa) each term
  • Your child cannot have a combination of school dinners and packed lunches on different days. They need to opt either for school dinners or packed lunches.

Some children bring a packed lunch to school. If your child brings a packed lunch it is important that it is suitable and will give them the energy to work and play in the afternoon! As such they should not bring in fizzy drinks, crisps, sweets or chocolate. We have children in school who suffer from severe allergies to different foods, particularly peanuts. Peanut based foods are not allowed in packed lunches. However, we cannot guarantee that the school is a nut-free environment. For advice on the contents of a nutritious and healthy packed lunch please refer to leaflets held in the school office.

If you have financial difficulties your child may be eligible for free school meals. You can apply for free school meals by clicking the link here or by contacting the school office in confidence.

Children are permitted to have breaktime snacks but this is restricted to fresh fruit. We believe that this policy is also in the interest of dental hygiene and healthy diet.