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School meals

Lunch is an important and special part of our day.

It is a time for us to gather together as a community. We model lunch times on family style eating and create meal arrangements which foster a sense of collaboration and social responsibility. Children sit in mixed age group tables and learn to serve one another, including the adults at their table. They use glassware, crockery and cutlery.

Children sit in mixed age group tables and serve one another including the adults at their table. Adults who work within the school regularly eat with the children, offering an ideal opportunity for role models and coaches to have informal contact with pupils. Families are also invited to join us at lunchtime. Please book in with the school office in advance. 

Our meals are cooked on site by a chef and are freshly prepared each day. Allergies and dietary requirements can all be catered for. Below is the current menu, which runs on a three week rotation. 

School meals are free to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 via Government funding.  As much as possible we encourage children to eat school meals to encourage them to try different foods and explore new flavours. However, if you prefer, you can also provide your child with a packed lunch. 

Meals for children in Year 3 and above cost £2.30 for a main meal and dessert. Please pay via Parent Pay termly in advance. Children who are funded for a Free School Meal will continue to be entitled to this.

Our new menus are below. 

Hope School: a Nut Free Zone.

Please help us to keep the school a nut free zone, as we have a number of people who have severe allergies to nuts and sesame seeds. Please do not send you child to school with peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches. When families provide confectionary or cakes to celebrate birthdays, please make sure you do not send in sweets or chocolates or cakes with nuts in.

To help children with food allergies and for families to know what their child has eaten, we ask children not to share their packed lunches.