Lunchtime at St John’s C of E Primary School

The lunchtime experience is seen as important as any other part of the school day. Our school takes great pride in ensuring  a family style dining experience for all of our children. Our Christian values are at the heart of all we do to serve our children and it is very important that we continue to ‘break bread’ with one another. We hold highly the tradition of saying grace before sharing a meal together and ensuring that everyone is fed. We believe that it is important that all our children eat a hot, nutritious meal together every day. However, we know that a small number of children require a packed lunch and these are permitted, as long as they follow the rules within the Lunch Policy.  Please remember that we are a nut and sesame free school. It is essential to promote healthy eating and keep all of our children safe.

First sitting – Reception and Years 1 & 2

Second sitting – Years 3 & 4

Third sitting – Years 5 & 6

We are delighted to work with Coombs Catering and our in-house chef and catering team. On this page you can find our current three weekly menu. Your children are able to independently choose their meals every morning.

In Reception, Years 1 and Year 2 meals are provided free of charge, funded by the Government.

In KS2 (Years 3 to 6), meals are provided at a cost of £2.60 per meal per day.

Free School Meals (FSM)

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child may be eligible to receive free school meals. To find out more information and to apply online, please visit the relevant County Council’s webpage by clicking here.

If you need assistance to make an application for free school meals, please contact the school office.

Food Allergies and medical conditions

Please let us know if your child has a medically diagnosed condition or allergy which means that they cannot eat certain foods, we will work with you to ensure a positive dining experience.

Nut and Sesame Free School

Due to allergies within the school community, we do not allow anything with nuts or sesame within school. 

It is important that nuts, sesame seeds or food containing these products are not included in lunchboxes and must not be brought into school under any circumstances.

School Milk

The Government currently have an initiative to provide all children under 5 with free school milk. We use a company called Cool Milk to manage the milk scheme on our behalf. Once your child has reached the age of five they can continue to receive milk, with the payments made through Cool Milk.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 have a choice of free fruit or vegetables every day as a snack. This is provided under a Government scheme.

Children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) can bring in a piece of raw fruit or vegetable as a snack provided from home. No nuts or sesame seeds.