Packed lunch and snack guidance
The aim of this guidance is to keep up our success of being a Healthy School as all children should enjoy a healthy lunch.
Eating a healthy packed lunch or school meal is important to help children stay healthy, feel good and improve their ability to learn. Our packed lunch guidance has been developed following observations of some children’s packed lunches, that found some less healthy foods that can affect energy levels, concentration, behaviour and health. A healthier packed lunch focuses on the five main food groups of the Eatwell Guide.
Lunchbox suggestions include:
- a sandwich (or equivalent) containing meat, fish or cheese
- rice cakes/crackers
- a portion of fresh or dried fruit
- a portion of veg
- a yoghurt. cheese or fromage frais
- a portion of nuts
- a drink or water/milk
In moderation you could include (no more than two a day recommended)
- a sugar free jelly
- a small cake
- a small biscuit
- a packet of crisps / popcorn
Chocolate bars, sweets, squash, juice and fizzy drinks are not considered to be healthy options.
All snacks for morning break time should be healthy foods such as fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, cheese products or yogurts.
We are not a nut free school; nut products can be included in your child's lunchbox.
Please see Mrs Askham if you would like any further support.
Thank you for your support with this.
School lunches with Aspens
All our school meals are cooked on site and follow a menu set by Aspens. Pupils choose their meals in the classroom at the beginning of the day and parents then pay for the meals using Parent Pay. School meals cost £2.65. Our menu can be found in the link below.
Free School Meals & Pupil Premium
Not to be confused with the Universal Free School Meals, it is vital that all pupils (EYFS to Year 6) who are eligible to claim 'Free School Meals' are registered in order for schools to receive their Pupil Premium funding.
The 'Free Schools Meals Application Form' can be downloaded and completed by hand or can be completed online via the Cornwall Council website. Links to both can be found on this page. For more information on Pupil Premium please see the Pupil Premium page on this website.
Pupil Premium funding is funding given to the school from the Government to help those children who are eligible. This funding goes straight to your child's education and is audited to ensure that you child is benefiting from it. We ask that unless you are 100% sure that you do not qualify, you complete a form. This funding is vital for your child but we cannot access it unless you claim it.