School meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd and fully comply with stringent national nutritional standards. Universal free school meals for children up to Year 2 mean that every child gets a free lunch from Reception to Year 2. From September 2018 all children new to our school will have all their meals and snacks provided by the school and parents do not need to send any food or drinks during the school day. All meals and snacks are free. This will ensure that our school is fully compliant with the stringent national standards and that all children have a healthy balanced meal in the middle of the school day. You can choose from a hot option, or a cold option which we call our school packed lunch. All children can access our salad bar and all children will have a healthy fruit platter on their tables with seasonal fruits. Please follow the link below to 'Hertfordshire Catering School Meals' where you can view a menu.
If your child has a medically-diagnosed food allergy or intolerance Herts Catering Ltd can provide a special menu. To request a special menu please follow this link https://hertscatering.co.uk/allergy-menu-application/ to their website, medical evidence will need to be provided. If you have any concerns about your child's eating, please discuss this with us so that we can ensure we are ready to cater for you.
Children in Years 1 and 2 are invited to bring a clear water bottle into school each day filled with water only. Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day to refill a bottle. Water bottles can be purchased from the school office for £1.20. Bottles must be taken home and washed regularly. Nursery and Reception children have fresh water and milk available in their classes. Jugs and cups are provided and water bottles are not accepted for Early Years children.
Drinking water is provided at lunchtime on each table and children are invited to pour this themselves from freshly prepared water jugs.
Milk is supplied free of charge by the government to under-fives and by the EU at a subsidised rate to five-to-eleven year olds. All milk has to be ordered through the school office. No other drinks are allowed in school.
The school participates in the National Health Service Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Schools scheme. A piece of fresh fruit or vegetable is provided by the NHS free of charge to children in the Foundation Stage (ages 3 to 5) and Key Stage 1 (ages 5 to 7).