School meals cost £2.55 and are freshly made each day in our school kitchen by Mr Large and his team. We use locally sourced fresh ingredients wherever possible.
School meals are planned on a 2 week cycle and always contain 2 choices including a vegetarian option. Children can also help themselves to our salad bar and bread.
All our school meals meet the mandatory requirements of the School Food Standards 2015. These include:
- Not less than 2 portions of fruit and vegetables/salad per day
- Oily fish at least once every 3 weeks
- Bread with no added fat or oil
- No added salt
- Starchy food cooked in fat or oil are not provided on more than 3 days a week
- No more than 2 deep fried food items are provided in a single week
Free School Meals
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are all entitled to a free school meal each day funded by the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme
Children in nursery and Years 3-6 may be entitled to free school meals if they are in receipt of certain benefits. Parents can apply on the Devon Citizens Portal by clicking here or ask for details in the school office.
The school’s packed lunch policy is developed using guidance from the Children’s Food Trust.
The guidance aims to support pupils to have a balanced lunch and best prepare them for learning in the afternoon.
Packed lunches should aim to include:
- Some starchy foods such as bread (sliced bread, pitta bread, wraps, bagels), pasta, potatoes, couscous; choose wholegrain where possible
- 1 portion of fruit and 1 portion of vegetables or salad
- Dairy food such as cheese or yoghurt
- Meat, fish, or another source of protein such as eggs, beans and pulses, hummus, falafel
Packed lunches should not include:
- Sweets or chocolate bars
- Fizzy drinks, high sugar drinks or drinks in glass bottles
- Nuts, as we have a number of children in the school who have severe nut allergies
Treats in packed lunches
- Children can have one small treat in their packed lunch each day such as a chocolate biscuit, small cake or small bag of crisps.
The school understands that healthy snacks can be an important part of the diet of young people.
In the Early Years, Reception and Years 1 and 2 children are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable provided by the NHS free fruit and vegetable scheme.
Pupils are also able to bring their own healthy snack into school to eat at break-times. Crisps and sweets are not allowed.
The school provides water or free milk for all children at lunchtimes. Under 5s are provided with milk as part of the Government’s free milk scheme.
Children are encouraged to bring in their own water bottle which can be re-filled during the day. There are 2 drinking fountains in the playground.