Peterchurch Primary School

FOOD AND DRINK

Snacks

Free fruit is provided for all of the children in KS1 every morning at break time.  Children in KS2 are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack such as fruit or a flapjack.  Snacks for break time should not include chocolate or crisps.  Fruit is always made available for all children who wish to have it.

Lunch

Lunchtime is a very important part of our school day and we are proud of our friendly, relaxed dining experience, with children sitting at the tables in mixed aged groups. 

Children can bring a packed lunch or can order a hot lunch. Cooked meals are provided daily. They are pre-ordered online via Parent Pay and for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are free. For Key Stage 2 pupils dinners can be purchased at a cost of £2.30 per meal for as many or as few days as you choose.

Hot Lunches

Our hot lunches are cooked freshly every day by Miquill in the Kingstone High School kitchens and are served piping hot in our dining hall.  Miquill use as much fresh, local produce as possible.  Water is available on the table at lunchtime for children to help themselves to.

Each day there is a vegetarian option available for pupils.

 For lighter options, we have jacket potatoes, sandwiches, salad, fresh bread, yoghurt and fruit available daily.

 Allergens & Special Diets

If your child has any dietary requirements, please get in touch so we can provide menus to meet their needs. We can cater for a wide variety of special diets including gluten-free, Halal, medical diets and more.

 We have a nut-free policy in all of our kitchens.

 Our teams are fully trained to cater for special diets so you can be confident that your child’s needs will be met safely.

 All allergen information for every dish we serve is available on request from the kitchen team so do get in touch if you would like more information.

Healthy Lunch Boxes

We encourage children to bring healthy food in their lunchboxes.  A healthy lunch could include: a brown bread sandwich, a piece of fruit, a fruit based yogurt and a biscuit.  Lunch boxes should not include sweets, fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or large bags of crisps.

Free School Meals

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals (whether in KS1 or KS2), please speak to the school office. In addition to free meals the school receives extra funding to support children’s learning and your child can attend after school clubs and school trips free of charge. Forms for accessing eligibility for free school meals are available below or from the school office.

Free School Meals can be awarded to families who are entitled to:-

  • Income Support of Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, where Working Tax Credit is NOT in payment AND your annual income does not exceed £16190, as determined by HM Revenues & Customs)
  • Working Tax Credit “Run on” (A 4-week payment when your employment has ceased or your working hours reduce below 16).
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.

Free School Meal Application Form