School lunches are cooked on the premises. Menus over a 2 week period, which provide a well-balanced diet, are published in advance and are made available to parents. Sandwich options instead of a hot-meal are also available. We promote healthy choices at lunchtime – a salad bar is always available, puddings, yoghurts and fresh fruit are served daily.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a free school meal. If your child is in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 and you think you may be entitled to free school meals, you can enquire in confidence at the school office. If you are entitled to free school meals but choose not to take them, it does help the school, if you register your entitlement with us, again in the strictest confidence.
For children taking school meals in years 3, 4, 5 & 6 there is a daily charge. Please send money for the week each Monday in an envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Cheques should be made payable to BCCGFR and marked on the reverse with the child’s name and class.
Children not taking a school meal bring a packed lunch in a named lunchbox. Children bringing packed lunches are also encouraged to make healthy choices and to pack a well-balanced meal with a limit on the amount of crisps and chocolate bars which they bring each week.
Flavoured water, plain and flavoured milk are available for all children to purchase at lunchtime, from the dining room. Children are only allowed to
drink fruit squash with their packed lunch in the middle of the day – not at break times or during lessons when water is available. Do not send any fizzy drinks, please.
We encourage the children to drink water during the day. We have installed chilled, filtered water dispensers around school where children can top up their water bottles. These must be clear plastic with a screw or sports top and clearly named. Water bottles are taken home each evening, washed and returned to school the next morning.
There is a mid-morning healthy tuck shop for KS2 children which sells wholemeal toast, fresh fruit, packets of dried fruit, flavoured or plain milk and fresh fruit juice. Key Stage 1 children are provided with a free piece of fresh fruit each day.