Catering at school
Supervision during the lunch hour is delegated to the Lunch Supervisors. Children are expected to follow the day to day organisation of lunchtimes, adhere to the school rules and carry out all reasonable instructions of the supervisors. Pupils who repeatedly or seriously behave badly during this time will not be allowed to remain on the premises and parents will be asked to make alternative arrangements for their child.
Who is entitled to free school meals?
The government has decided that all pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2 should be able to have a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits – every child in these classes is eligible to take up the offer. If you would like your child to have a school lunch, you need to complete the menu attached to Friday's newsletter each week and return to school by monday morning.
For parents of children in years 3 - 6, if you are on Income Support of Job Seekers (income based) allowance, you may be entitled to free school meals for your children. If you think that you might come into this category, you may obtain the necessary form from the school office and return it when completed for approval.
How much are school dinners for those who need to pay?
School lunches for years 3 - 6 cost £2.50 per child. Dinner money should be paid in advance on the first morning of each week, usually Mondays, and cheques should be made payable to 'Discovery Primary School'. If you would like to pay termly or half termly, details can be obtained from the school office.
If your child brings sandwiches, please see that they are brought in a suitable container, labelled with the child’s name and class. Leak-proof drink containers should be provided and because of the obvious danger, no glass bottles or fizzy drinks should be included. Any remains, empty containers, or uneaten food should be taken home, and NOT emptied into waste paper baskets (ants love this!).
Lunch box ideas
Whether you're giving your child a packed lunch every day, or are just doing it now and then between school dinners, coming up with new ideas can be tricky. The Nutritionist Resource website has loads of healthy lunch box ideas for you to try.