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Lunches and Healthy Eating

School dinners
Children may either bring a packed lunch or order a cooked meal for lunch. Our meals are freshly cooked in the school kitchen and provide a healthy, balanced diet.  Termly menus can be seen below:

Menu for Summer 2024 to October 2024

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2023-Free School Meals for Children in Years 3-6

You may already have heard of the initiative launched by the Mayor of London to support families in the current of cost of living crisis by offering all Key Stage 2 pupils (in school years 3 to 6, aged 7-11) a daily lunchtime meal, free of charge, for the coming academic year. This is in addition to the government’s Universal Infant (aged 4-7) Free School Meal scheme.

We do hope that your children will take up the Mayor’s meal offer - as well as the financial benefit for families with a potential saving of around £500 per child on the cost of the meals – there is good evidence that the provision of school lunches helps to support a balanced diet and encourages healthy eating habits for children. 


Packed lunches  
Packed lunches should be brought to school in a named lunch box and they should be healthy and well‐balanced. They should not include sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, hot sauce (spicy) and due to allergies we cannot have anything with nuts brought into the school ie peanut butter or cereal bars containing nuts.
Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school, which is kept in the classroom for easy access.


We belong to the National Fruit Scheme and all children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 are offered a piece of fruit every day. Children in Key Stage 2 are welcome to bring a piece of fruit for morning break.
We hold the Healthy Schools Award and strive to ensure that all pupils know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.