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School Meals

WE ARE A NUT-FREE SCHOOL

OWING TO SEVERE NUT ALLERGIES IN SCHOOL, WE DO NOT ALLOW NUTS

OR NUT PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND TO BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL.

Here are the new menus from our caterers, Harrison Catering Services, which will run from week commencing Monday 4th March 2024 until week commencing Monday 22nd July 2024.  Jacket potatoes are available daily while the baguette choices (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) are for Years 5 and 6 only.  The choice of fillings for the baguettes is as below.

Baguette Choices for Years 5 and 6 only from Monday 4th March 2024

Tuesday, Week 1

Chicken, Tuna or Cheese

Thursday, Week 1

Ham, Tuna or Cheese

Tuesday, Week 2

Sausage, Tuna or Cheese

Thursday, Week 2

Ham, Tuna or Cheese

Tuesday Week 3

Chicken, Tuna or Cheese

Thursday, Week 3

Ham, Tuna or Cheese

Baguette Fillings from Sept 2023

Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Years 5 and 6 only

Week One

Tuesday - Ham, Tuna or Cheese

Thursday - Chicken Mayo, Tuna or Cheese

Week Two

Tuesday - Sausage and Ketchup, Tuna or Cheese

Thursday - Ham, Tuna or Cheese

Week Three

Tuesday - Sausage and Ketchup, Tuna or Cheese

Thursday - Chicken Mayo, Tuna or Cheese

Meals are currently free for pupils in Reception and Years 1 and 2.  For KS2 pupils the cost of the meal from September 2022 will be  £2.40.  

School Meals

At Southborough Primary School, we believe that the best option for children at lunchtime is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with Harrison Catering. We expect that parents of children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM). This is because we believe that the hot school dinner option is much better for the children’s learning and health. We recognise the evidence that states:

  • Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well
  • Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch
  • Only 1% of packed lunches provide the correct nutrition
  • Eating hot dinners is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skills.

Harrison meals provide all the nutrients that children require through the week. They produce a menu which has a three-weekly cycle and is available for parents to view. See above.

Cost and Payment

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then he or she is eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) and school meals do not incur a cost. In Year 3 and above, school meals are currently covered by the Mayor of London's Free School Meals scheme and so are also free.

If/when there is a cost for school meals then payment can be made online via ParentPay.com (see link below). ParentPay can also be used to pay for trips.