School Dinners & Payments
Luton is ahead of the game when it comes to providing nutritionally balanced school meals.
With more fruit and vegetables being made available together with oily fish, halal meat and less manufactured meat products and deep fried foods.
Our pupils are offered a tasty and healthy selection of hot meals at lunchtime and parents also have the option of sending KS2 children in with a packed lunch.
The school provides a school meal service in conjunction Luton Borough Council catering department.
The cost of each meal is £2.15 per day which equates to £10.75 per week. We use Tucasi as the system to pay for school dinners. Please speak to a Family Worker if you have any questions about the system.
Free School Meals
The school recognises the particular value of school meals to children from low-income families. All children in Foundation and Years 1 and 2 are eligible to receive a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meal scheme, please speak to your class teacher or Family Worker for further details.
The system for free school meals is actively promoted to parents by the school and a non-discriminatory process is emphasised. If you think you may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child/children please contact a Family Worker who will be able to help you.
There is currently no provision for packed lunches in Lower School as all children in Foundation and Years 1 and 2 receive free school dinners in line with Government policy
Children in KS2 can bring a packed lunch if they wish to. It’s just as important to make sure the lunchbox your child takes to school provides a healthy, balanced lunch as when they eat at home. This means plenty of foods that contain the nutrients that children need, and fewer foods that are high in sugar and saturated fat. A balanced packed lunch should contain:
- Starchy foods. These are bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and others.
- Protein foods. These are meat, fish, eggs, beans and others.
- A dairy item. This could be cheese or yoghurt.
- Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.
We do not permit fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate in packed lunches.
Foundation Stage and KS1 – Children are provided milk and a portion of fruit or vegetables. Children have the choice of water as well.
KS2 – Pupil Premium children are given milk as part of this funding. Other children are able to buy milk. Please speak to your class teacher for further details, thank you. KS2 children may bring a portion of fruit or vegetables for their snack. Cereal bars are not allowed as snacks.
Children are encouraged to drink water at school particularly after P.E, active play and in the hot weather. Water bottles are available to purchase from school via ParentMail and water is available from the classroom taps.