HOT MEAL MENU FROM SEPTEMBER 2022
As the cold weather draws in we’d like to see as many people as possible eating hot food.
Meals should be ordered and paid for a week in advance and are £2 per day (payable online via your MCAS login – no cash is taken at school).
This year all TMET academies are changing catering provider to a company called Chartwells.
The menu will be is shown here once it has been agreed…
STANDARD INFORMATION RE:SCHOOL MEALS
Our School Lunchtime runs from 12.00pm to 1pm (for Foundation Stage and KS1) and 12.15pm to 1pm for Key stage 2.
We always encourage a healthy eating mentality which includes school provided and packed lunches. Importantly, we do not allow own provided lunches with unhealthy options. So, please do not send your child in with take-away food, fizzy drinks or an abundance of crisps, chocolates or sweets. Try sending them in with a sandwich, some fruit, a yogurt and water to given them a balanced lunch.
Our school has a NUT FREE POLICY, so please do not send food containing any nuts.
As the school has its own kitchens we can provide your child with a hot and freshly cooked meal each day. Lunches cost £2.00 daily (£10.00 per week).
There are several choices of meal each day, including vegetarian options for children who either do not eat meat or might only eat Halal or kosher meat.
All paid lunches must be paid for the week prior to the delivery of the meal. Our kitchens need to order specific quantities of food in advance to avoid wastage and therefore we cannot provide meals for children who decide ‘on the day’ to have a hot meal.
Lunches are served on a four week cycle to avoid repetition and a copy of the current menus are available in the rack outside the school office.
Children may choose to bring in their own food for lunch if this best meets their requirements. Please bear in mind though that as a school with ‘Healthy School’ status we do insist that packed lunches are healthy and balanced. We do not allow fizzy drinks and strongly recommend limiting your child’s crisps/chocolate and other unhealthy options. A sandwich/cob with a drink and some fruit would be just perfect. For ideas on packed lunches for your child go to the following address:
Please ensure that you never send a child into school with food containing nuts as we have a number of children with severe nut allergies.
Each meal provided by the school costs £2.00 per day and is payable online. We are now a cashless school.
To set up an online account please visit the school office and we can give you a unique code to log into the payment system. Feel free to ask us for support if you need any help with this process.
The method for making payments is via MCAS. (No longer via ScoPay). Please make sure you have signed up early so as not to incur debts for lunches.
Free School Meals
Depending on your personal circumstances you may be entitled to free school meals. To find out if you are eligible for free school meals, call the City Council on 0116 252 7009 and they will advise you regarding a claim.
Milk is provided for all children under 5 years of age and children receiving Free School Meals. There is no cost for this
Free fruit is also provided for all children in the Nursery, Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1