OWING TO SEVERE NUT ALLERGIES IN SCHOOL, WE DO NOT ALLOW NUTS
OR NUT PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND TO BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL.
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 Chartwells. 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.
Chartwells 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.
Our goal is to have ZERO packed lunches.
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). In Year 3 and above, school meals cost £2.20 per day (£11 a week).
Payment can be made online via ParentPay.com (see link below) or at the school office by cash or cheque - please send any payment in a clearly marked envelope. ParentPay can also be used to pay for trips.