School Meals 2021-22

Our school catering is in-house.  The cost of school dinners are £2.40 a day and therefore £12.00 per week.  Payment for school meals should be made through your Pay360 account.

Packed Lunch and Snack Options

Although most children have school meals, sandwiches may be brought on request. If your child does bring a packed lunch could you ensure that it is in a sealed, plastic container with the child's name clearly marked. No hot drinks are permitted for safety reasons. Drinks should be in unbreakable containers.

At St Agnes we value the importance of a healthy lifestyle and encourage all the children to make healthy choices. We have follow food standard guidelines for school dinners and ask that packed lunches follow the same rules.

Please see the below list of acceptable foods that can be put in your child’s lunchbox:

  • One portion of fresh fruit and one portion of fresh vegetables or salad every day.
  • Meat, fish or another source of non-dairy protein should be included every day. Non-dairy sources of protein include lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus and falafel.
  • An oily fish, such as salmon, should be included at least once every three weeks.
  • A starchy food, such as bread or pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other cereals, should be included every day.
  • A dairy food such as semi-skimmed or skimmed milk. Cheese, yoghurt, or fromage frais should be included every day.
  • Water.
  • Any packaged snacks must be 100 calories or less and no more than one per day.
  • One plain cake or biscuit.
  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat, sausages and chipolatas can be included occasionally.
  • Seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat).
  • Savoury crackers or breadsticks.
  • No crisps except baked.
  • No chocolate of any kind, in biscuits, in cakes or spread.
  • No fizzy drinks or cordial.
  • No sweets.
  • No nuts or peanut butter.

All school dinners adhere to these guidelines and are planned by a dietician to offer children a healthy balanced daily meal. They follow strict guidelines and salt is not used in any of the preparation or cooking of the foods and sugar is kept to a minimum.

For a printable version of this list please click on the document below.

File icon: pdf St Agnes Packed Lunch and Snack Options [pdf 67KB] Click to download

Changes to free school meal eligibility under Universal Credit

Check if your child can get free school meals in England and find out how to apply on your local authority’s website.

Medical Information

If you have any medical information concerning your child's welfare that you feel is important for the school to know, please notify the school in writing. This includes any food allergies or food intolerances.

Break Time Snacks Starting back on 20th September 2021

Healthy snacks can be brought into school by all our children to eat at break times. 

Classes 1 and 2 are allowed a small snack at afternoon break which are brought from home. 

Classes 3 and 4 are allowed snacks at morning break brought from home or purchased from our tuck shop.

Please note:  Ensure that all snacks provided for your child are healthy, contain no nuts and all grapes must be cut into quarters.

 

A tuck shop is operated for our KS2 pupils (Classes 3 and 4) by two Year 6 pupils: 

Monday - Fruit Pots

Tuesday - Buttered Crackers

Wednesday - Yoghurts

Thursday - Toast 

Friday - Bread Sticks

All snacks are charged at 20 pence.

Fruit and Milk Scheme

Milk is available daily for Infant children in Classes 1 and 2, free of charge. Please let us know if your child will not require it.

At present all children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive a piece of fruit on a daily basis.  This is part of the National Fruit Scheme and is free of charge.