Lunch, Milk & Snacks
School lunches are cooked on our premises offering 3 choices every day of:
- RED BAND – Meat/Fish (served with pasta, rice or potatoes and vegetables or salad)
- GREEN BAND – Vegetarian (served with pasta, rice or potatoes and vegetables or salad)
- YELLOW BAND – Sandwich (served with pasta, rice or potatoes and vegetables or salad)
These are offered on a 3 week menu cycle. Please see the link below for the current menu. Bread, yoghurt and fruit are also available every day at lunch time. Please discuss the menu choices with your child. Parents of children in EYFS are asked to indicate their choices on a form which must be returned to school in advance of the meals being taken.
Dinner Money: Meals are free for children in Reception, Years 1 & 2. They cost £2.70 per day for children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Please pay in advance by using the SchoolGateway. You will be only charged for the meals your child takes.
If you are unable to pay electronically then please give the office either cash (exact amount only please) or cheque payable to “Herts Catering Ltd” in an envelope with your child’s name, their class, how much is in the envelope. You will be given a receipt.
Packed Lunch: Children may alternatively bring a healthy packed lunch. Please ensure packed lunches DO NOT contain peanut butter sandwiches or nuts of any kind as we have children in the school with severe allergies to these foods. Fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolates are also not allowed.
Allergies – HCL already cater for children with a number of medical dietary needs across the county, but in order to provide for new children with medical allergies and intolerances you will need to complete an on-line application – click HERE to access (https://specialmenu.hcl.co.uk). You will be required to scan in a copy of a medical letter and a picture of your child. Please note that this procedure will have to take place before HCL will provide your child with a school meal.
Halal – HCL provide one halal meal a week on a Wednesday. This option is only available to children who for religious reasons require a halal meal. It is not offered as an alternative to the standard menu.
Milk is available to all children. Please pay in advance BEFORE the beginning of term (link to form below). Free milk is available for children who are under 5 for the whole of the current term.
HOW TO USE SCHOOL GATEWAY
To activate your School Gateway account all you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can send app messages to the school for FREE – this will also save the school money when we send text messages. OR Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call the school and we’ll update the details on our system.
Useful Links & Documents
- KS2 Dinner Letter – September 2021
- Pupil Choice Lunch Menu – October 2021 – March 2022
- Hertfordshire Catering website
- MILK order form – EYFS, Years 1&2 – order for the Autumn Term by 9am Friday 10th December 2021)
- MILK order form – Years 3,4,5&6 (order milk for the Autumn Term by 9am Friday 10th December 2021)
- Free School Meals and Milk – how to qualify/apply