Catering by Edwards and Ward

School Dinners

School dinners are cooked on the premises by Edwards & Ward.  A copy of the menu can be found below.

Under the Universal Infant Free School Meals Policy, all children from Reception to Year 2 receive a free school dinner.  Please ensure the school office knows if you choose this option.  

For KS2 children, the charge for a school dinner is £2.40/day.  Please pay online via Pay360 Education Payments.

Any enquiries regarding free meal entitlement should be addressed to the school office or Bexley Council's Free School Meals Team:

Email: Bexley.freeschoolmeals@secure.capita.co.uk

Telephone: 01322 356019

 


Packed Lunches

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch box or bag. Whilst it is the parents/carers choice as to what they put in their children’s lunch box, we do encourage a healthy mix and we do not allow children to eat sweets, full-sized chocolate bars or drink fizzy drinks as part of their lunch. 

Please ensure that both the lunchbox and drink flask are clearly labelled with your child's name and class.

You may find this leaflet useful from the British Nutrition Foundation to support Healthier Packed Lunches. Lunchbox ideas can also be found on the Nutritionist Resource website.  

Please note that children should commit to either a packed lunch or a school dinner for the whole of each half term. Any change in lunch arrangements should be made via the school office.

Getting ideas and inspiration for what to include in your child’s lunchbox can be a difficult task.  Healthy eating is simply about getting a better balance and eating a wide variety of foods.  All foods provide energy and nutrients and it is achieving the correct intake of those nutrients that are important for health.  Variety is the key to a healthy diet, so try not to offer the same foods on consecutive days.  By including a broad range of different foods, a much wider variety of nutrients will be eaten.  The ‘Healthier Lunchbox Checklist’ helps to explain what ‘a healthy mix’ means in terms of getting a well-balanced meal in a lunchbox.

Healthier Lunchbox Checklist:

  • A good portion of starchy food: e.g. thick wholemeal bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad?
  • Plenty of fruit and vegetables: e.g. an apple, a satsuma, handful of cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks, mini-can of fruit chunks or a small box of raisins?
  • A portion of milk or dairy food: e.g. individual cheese portion or pot of yoghurt?
  • A portion of lean meat, fish or alternative: e.g. ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, hummus or bean/lentil salad?
  • A drink: e.g fruit juice, milk or water.

Please note that we are a NUT FREE school so please do not send any nuts or products containing nuts (such as peanut butter or cereal bars with nuts) into school with your child.

The following links contain some useful information on healthy packed lunches: 

School Milk

If you would like your child to receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk in class each day, you will need to apply and pay direct via the Cool Milk website.  If your child is under 5 years of age there will be no charge but you must still register your child.

Please note that School Milk is a separate scheme to Universal Free School Meals.


Any enquiries regarding free meal entitlement should be addressed to the school office or Bexley Council's Free School Meals Team:

Website: http://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Email: Bexley.freeschoolmeals@secure.capita.co.uk

Telephone: 01322 356019