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School Dinners - Aspens

Lunchtime Arrangements

From 5 June 2023, school lunches will be provided by Aspens.  For more information about Aspens Catering, please click here.  Menus can be found at the end of this page.

School dinners are served in the dining hall and are supervised by our Lunchtime Supervisors where pupils are encouraged to show good manners and behave well during the meal.

Packed lunches must be placed in one plastic container, with the pupil’s name and class clearly written on it. Although we do all we can to help the children look after them, we cannot be held responsible for any losses.

Paying for School Meals 

The cost of school meals is £2.57 per day (£12.85 per week).

We are a cashless school and do not accept cash payments.  Payments should be made through ParentPay.  Meals must be paid for in advance and we have a zero debt policy.

Free School Meals

You are eligible to claim free school meals if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Asylum seekers allowance
  • Child tax credit only and have an annual income of less than £16,190 or the guaranteed element of state pension credit

If you would like to apply for free school meals, please contact the school office to collect an application form or click here to download.

We have a number of Lunchtime Supervisors, whose job is to supervise the pupils at lunchtime, both in the dining hall and in the playground or on the field. The Lunchtime Supervisors work with the pupils to supervise and organise games for them to play. Pupils are expected to treat these people with respect, follow their instructions and report incidents of concern to them.

Pupils who persistently misbehave during the lunch break, will be given sufficient warning before having to spend a period of lunchtimes at home. You would be given at least 48 hours notice of this exclusion.

Packed Lunch for School Trips

If you are advised that your child’s class is going on a school trip which requires them to take a packed lunch please pay for a meal as normal and they will receive one for the trip day.