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.
Due to Covid 19 we currently are not serving hot lunches at school in the hall as the children for their health and safety are eating lunches in their own class bubbles. Our younger year groups under Infant free school lunch regulations are being provided with a lunch by Hermolis our temporary school lunch provider.
We have formed a committee consisting of Governors, Staff and Parents and are currently exploring options for a new lunch provider to start in January 2021 to provide hot lunches for all our children. Please watch this space for exciting developments.
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.