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A hot, two course meal is available. This is provided by a contract caterer, Nourish and cooked in a large local primary school. Meals from September 2019 will cost £2.35 per day. Payment is initially by cash or cheque (made payable to Nourish Contract Catering please) only, handed in to the school office in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name, the amount and the days school meals are required. Click here for a Welcome Newsletter from the contract caterer, Nourish and here for further information about payment.
A School cashless pay system is being considered – further updates will be shared soon.
Currently, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals. Older children may still be entitled to a free school meal. If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, it is essential that you apply for all your school aged children, including those in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Contact the School Office for more information.
Menus will be available for children to bring home on the first day in the new term.
Children may bring their own healthy lunch. Glass containers or canned drinks are not permitted for safety reasons. Chocolate, sweets and crisps are discouraged in line with the governments guidelines on healthy eating. Any wrappers or remains must be taken home at the end of the school day.
Lunch boxes should be placed in the designated lunch box area at the start of each day. Lunch boxes should be collected again at the end of the day.
Bredgar School supports the Healthy Schools Initiative and we encourage parents to provide a plain biscuit or piece of fruit or vegetable for a snack at morning break. Children in the Bears and Butterfly class are provided with fruit at morning break as part of the Free Fruit scheme.
School lunches are taken in the Village Hall, served by a Dining Room assistant and supervised by a class teacher. Packed lunches are eaten in the classrooms supervised by the lunchtime supervisors. There are three lunchtime supervisors on duty. The midday meal is considered to be a part of the children’s social training and staff encourage good table manners and promote conversational skills.