The Children and Families Act 2014 places a legal duty on all state-funded schools to offer free school lunches to pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This means that you don’t need to pay for school lunch until your child reaches Year 3. In the winter, when we finish school early on Fridays, your child will be provided with a packed lunch to take home. We shall, of course, advise you if the law changes.
We are delighted that all pupils have a hot kosher meal every day, which of course takes into account allergies or dietary requirements. This is run by Barnet Kosher Catering Services, at a cost of £2.25 per child per day.
Please note that we close early on Fridays during winter. On these days school lunch will not be provided and therefore during this period you will only be charged for Monday to Thursday.
Paying for School Lunches
Lunch payments for children in Years 3 to 6 can be made in the following ways:
Some families may be eligible for free school meals depending on their situation; again, please do contact the office in confidence to discuss eligibility.
Food at school
Children may bring in fresh fruit and vegetables for snacks, to eat during first break or afternoon play. Children in Reception and KS1 are able to bring in rice cakes for an alternative afternoon snack.
On Rosh Chodesh, to make an exciting difference to the children and to recognise it is a special day, we allow the children to bring in crisps. Please make sure these are on the London Bet Din kashrut list and that any snacks sent in are nut-free.