We have excellent staff in our school kitchen who provide wholesome freshly cooked meals for our children.
There are always fresh vegetables and fruit on the menu. Menus are sent home regularly but are also available to be collected from the school office.
The best way to pay for school lunches is through our online payment system. Please follow the link below:
If cash or cheques are sent into school this should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the name of your child, class, and the days meals are required. The cost of the above is £2.80 per meal or £14.00 per week. As part of a government initiative school meals for all Year R, 1 and 2 pupils are free.
All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available on request.
We at St Peter's Catholic Primary School aim to be a Nut-Free school. We aim to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility as to what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk. We do not allow nuts or nut products in school lunch boxes.
Our “Nut-Free Policy” means that the following items should not be brought into school:
- Packs of nuts
- Peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches
- Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
- Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
- Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
- Cakes made with nuts
- Any home cooked meals for packed lunches that are made from nuts
We have a policy not to use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products. However, we cannot guarantee freedom from nut traces. We cannot give out any sweets brought in from home to be given out as birthday treats.
What types of food are nuts?
Parents and carers must notify staff if their child has any known or suspected allergy to nuts and provide all medical and necessary information. This will be added to your child’s care plan and if necessary, a meeting organised with the school nurse.
The school requests that parents and carers observe the nut-free policy and therefore do not include nuts, or any traces of nuts, in packed lunches.
All children are regularly reminded about the good hygiene practice of washing hands before and after eating which helps to reduce the risk of secondary contamination. Likewise, children are reminded and carefully supervised to minimise the act of food sharing with their friends.
Check Free School Meal Eligibility
Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) operates an online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves. This self-service option is available here. Free School Meal Eligibility Checking
Please note that the criteria for free school meals is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for the online service, all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child’s details. Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible. If your result comes back ‘found’, this means your child is eligible for free school meals and the system automatically tells your school. No more hassle in digging out paperwork and going into school to get it checked!
For more information, check out the web address above, or phone Sue Martin on 0370 779 6886
Alternatively, you can contact the school office for a form.
Children up to the age of 5 receive free school milk at break time. Once they reach their 5th birthday, if you wish your child to continue to receive milk you can register them on www.coolmilk.com.
Pupil premium children in receipt of free school meals are also entitled to free milk every day at school. For more information about this please contact Mrs Brown in the school office.