St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School has its very own kitchen facility on site and the provision of school meals is currently contracted to Caterlink.
Caterlink are specialist caterers within schools, colleges and universities across the country. They are passionate about fresh, healthy food that tastes great. For further information about our caterers please visit their website:
St. Mary’s is a nut free school. Our caterers will cook school meals that do not contain nuts. Children with any kind of allergy or specific dietary requirement must be known to us, so please inform the school office to ensure your child’s health and safety is not at risk and that any reasonable dietary need is appropriately catered for.
Please click the link below for information on the top 14 allergens:
Your child might be eligible to receive free school meals and if so you should let us know immediately so that your child can benefit from this. In some cases our school may also get extra funding.
You can check eligibility for free school meals anonymously by clicking the following link:
Please also find below supporting documents to help you obtain free school meals for your child:
In the Academic Year 2023-24 all children in classes YR-Y6 will currently receive a free school meal under the universal infant free school meal funding provided by the government.
Nursery Pupils are able to receive a school meal each day at a cost of £2.80 per meal.
Please see above for our school meal menu on offer for this term. You can click the image to download and print off your own copy.
Some children prefer to bring a packed lunch to school. This should be in a proper lunch box labelled with your child’s name, and should contain no nuts, sweets, glass bottles, cans or fizzy drinks. Try to provide your child with healthy options e.g. fruit, vegetables, brown bread etc. Lunch boxes should be left on the appropriate trolley in the playground at the start of the day.
A children’s Christmas dinner is available each year. Those children who normally have packed lunch may like to join in with the school Christmas dinner. Our Christmas dinner is delicious and we all get in the festive mood by playing Christmas songs and pulling a cracker!
St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is part of the national fruit scheme – a government initiative to help promote healthy eating in young children. All of our children in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive a portion of fruit or vegetable free of charge every day (usually apple, carrot, peas, tomato, satsuma, banana or pear). Milk is also available free of charge to children under the age of 5. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring a snack – fresh or dried fruit, carrot or rice cakes. Biscuits, sweets, chocolate, crisps etc. are not permitted. Water is always available, and encouraged, for all pupils. Water bottles in school are permitted and should be clearly named.
If you would like paper copies of any information, policy or document found on our website please contact the school office and a member of staff will be happy to arrange this for you free of charge.