Lunchtime is a special part of the school day where children can catch up with friends and reflect on how their day is going.
Lunchtime is between 12:00 and 1:30. Children are taken to the dining hall by their class teacher, and are seated in ‘families’ of six. To encourage children to build new friendships, families are changed each half term.
“We have families at lunch so no one is lonely.”
Quality food, lots of choice
Our school lunches are cooked on site. Fresh produce is always used and delivered on a daily basis. Lunch menus are produced on a three-week cycle so that parents can look ahead at what their child will be eating at school. A salad bar is always available with a wide selection of salads for the children to choose from.
Children with allergies are watched carefully to ensure they choose appropriate food.
School lunches are paid for via SCOPAY at the beginning of each term. Children can opt to bring a packed lunch each term if they prefer.
Supervision during lunchtime
Catering staff take an active role in making lunchtime an enjoyable experience for the children. They use special events or religious festivals to feature food from different cultures, such as Chinese New Year. Our annual Christmas dinner before the holidays is always a festive occasion!
Children are looked after in the dining hall by trained staff who ensure that good behaviour is maintained at all times. Child safety is of the upmost importance, and all staff are fully trained in Health and Safety procedures. Once they have eaten, children are taken back to their playground by a member of staff.
A little dinner music
We are lucky to have a number of budding pianists who are encouraged to play on the school piano during lunchtime. This creates a nice ambiance in the dining hall, builds cohesiveness within year groups, and helps children develop confidence in performing in front of peers in a friendly setting.