The school is fortunate in having its own purpose-built kitchen providing meals at lunchtime each day. They are served in the school hall using ‘Family Service’. Children do not have a choice of meals, although vegetarian, Halal and specific dietary requirement meals are available.
Our School Cook is Mrs Smalley and her assistants are Mrs Hinde and Mrs Porter. Meals cost £1.80 per day (£9 per week). Free meals are available for those who qualify. Mrs Nicholson in the office will be pleased to advise and has a supply of appropriate claim forms.
Payments for meals are collected on Monday mornings for the week. Please send the payment – cash or cheque – into school in a sealed envelope (payments do get lost) with your child’s name and class on the front. Cheques should be made payable to St Francis CE Primary School please.
Some parents wish to pay monthly, half-termly or termly in advance. If you wish to do this please see Mrs Nicholson in the office who will cost out the payment for you. Credits, rather than cash refunds, are given for meals not consumed because of absence or illness.
If children prefer they may bring a packed lunch (well balanced) to be eaten in the school hall at lunchtime. This should be in a named bag/lunchbox. Please do not send cans or glass bottles.
If your child wishes to change from school meals to a packed lunch or packed lunch to a school meal, they may do so. However, we would appreciate notice to Mrs Nicholson of at least two weeks to enable the cook to make the adjustment to her stock order.
At lunchtime our Welfare staff supervise the children. They look after the children when they are eating their lunch and on the playground. We expect all children to be polite and well behaved for the Welfare staff.