Lunchtime is an important part of our school day. It enables the children to have a sit down meal with their friends and so develop their independence and social skills in a different setting to the classroom. We strongly encourage all children to have a school lunch throughout their time with us and certainly for the first term. Collecting your tray and cutlery, choosing your meal of two courses and a glass of water is very different from just opening up your lunchbox. It is rather like the difference between a restaurant and a picnic.
All school meals are nutritious, freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by our cooks, who are always willing to accommodate special dietary needs. The menus are carefully planned to interest and satisfy growing children with a wide range of likes and dislikes.
From September 2014 all children in Key Stage 1 (Foundation to Year 2) are eligible for free school meals under the Universal Free School Meal Scheme. However, it is necessary for parents to register by filling in the form below and returning it to the school office.
(If you think you may be eligible for free school meals due to a low income please call into the office to fill in the appropriate forms).
If your child brings a packed lunch we request that they do not bring cans or glass containers. No chocolate, nut or nut products are permitted in school.
Children are permitted to bring a piece of fresh or dried fruit as a snack for break time. The Junior School operates a tuck shop once a week where children can purchase a healthy snack. We also encourage the children to drink water throughout the day so please ensure your child has a small named bottle of fresh water in school each day.
Junior School parents are requested to pay weekly or termly IN ADVANCE for school lunches using the on-line payment system- link below.
All payments will be made directly to:
300 Thames Valley Park Drive
Berkshire RG6 1PT
Any lunch debts outstanding to Caterlink at the end of each full term have to be settled by the school, pending reimbursement from parents. In this case, the schools' Governors have agreed that a charge of £10 will be added to each outstanding debt to cover the additional administration involved on behalf of the school office.