Lunchtime is between 12.00pm and 1.15pm and varies in duration according to class. Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch.
Lunch is prepared off site and delivered to school. There is a healthy main dish with fruit available as an alternative to pudding. Should you wish your child to stay for lunch they should bring the money for the whole week on the first day of attendance, usually on a Monday. For safety, please enclose the money in an envelope marked with your child’s name and class. The cost of a meal is currently £2.25 per day or £11.25 a week. (Envelopes are available from the school office). If you wish you can pay by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to the Contract Dining Company.
Free School Meals
If your child is eligible to free school meals please inform Miss Daly, Office Manager, who will be able to help you with your claim. All enquiries are treated in confidence.
From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be able to have a free school meal.
More information available from Children's Food Trust
If you would prefer to send your child to school with a packed lunch, would you please help us by ensuring that all sandwich boxes are clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.
Senacre Wood is a ‘healthy school’ therefore canned or fizzy drinks, packets of sweets and chocolate bars are not permitted.
Morning snacks taken during the first break should consist of a piece of fruit or dried fruit.
Packets of sweets, chocolate, and especially chewing gum are strictly forbidden.
Children in Key Stage One receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day, through the Government’s Fruit and Vegetable Programme.
Milk is available and free to four year olds. Details of how this can be obtained and weekly costs once your child is five are available from the school office.