Eating and playing together are important parts of the school day for our children. We are very fortunate at Lambourn Primary School in having an on-site catering team who prepare freshly cooked meals for the children every day. Lunch consist of a main meal and a pudding and meets all the national food quality standards. Families can choose whether to send in a packed lunch and drink to have at lunchtime or to have a hot meal provided Edwards and Ward our catering provider.
To be able to choose and pay (where applicable) for school meals you will need to access the School Gateway App and will have received an email inviting you to access the app. We are in the process of loading the Hippo Menu onto the app and will let you know when the system is ready to use for booking meals and issue instructions on how to do this. Download the app here https://login.schoolgateway.com/0/auth/login
Meals are to be booked and paid for one week in advance.
Please read the Special Diets Form for all information regarding allergies, intolerances, medically prescribed conditions and food preferences. The form can be found here. If you need to complete this form please return it to the email address on the form with a copy to [email protected] for our school records.
Throughout the lunchtime session the children are supervised by our Midday Supervisors, some of whom are also Teaching Assistants who bring classroom knowledge of the children to their midday break.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
All children in F2, Y1 and Y2 are eligible for free school meals. We are keen to encourage all the children to have school lunches as research shows that having a good lunch helps learning and concentration. We have taster sessions where all children can try dishes from the school menu which we hope this will encourage them to eat them more regularly.
Free School Meals
You may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits. These include Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance and Child Tax Credit amongst others. Even if your child is in KS1, please apply as the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for every child entitled to income related free school meals. You can ask at the school office for a form, or you can apply online here.
Children who receive the Pupil Premium are also entitled to free milk every day. If you wish your child to have this milk, please let us know in the school office.
F2, Y1 and Y2 receive daily fruit from the government scheme – there is no need to send in anything else.
Years 3 – 6 Please bring in a piece of fruit or a cereal bar only. No sweets, chocolate, crisps or nuts.
Milk is provided free of charge to all children under 5. Children over 5 can sign up to the CoolMilk scheme where the parent will pay just £15 per term to get their children milk every day. You can sign up by clicking on this link. Milk is offered free to all children who receive free school meals. Please ask at the school office for details.
Water Bottles Are Welcome in Classrooms
It is very important to drink plenty of water as this helps our brains work better. At Lambourn CofE Primary School we encourage children to bring in a named water bottle to use during the day. Only water should be drunk regularly in this way.
Children may drink squash, juice or milk at lunch time if parents wish. Water is available at lunchtime for all children.