School Meals VERTAS

We offer a home cooked Healthy Lunch event day including Vertas’ exciting menu with an alternative main course daily and "Pick and Mix" cold option.

You may pay for a half term or term in advance if you wish - please contact the school office to calculate the total amounts due.   We welcome cheques made payable to Suffolk County Council.
To assist with administration, we ask that dinner money be paid in advance at the beginning of each week and sent into school in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name, class, and dates for which the payment relates.  At the very least, payment must be made on the day the meal is taken.   If your child is absent, the money paid will be credited so less money is needed the next week.

Free meals may be available for some children from low income families. To check your elegibility visit http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-transport-travel-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/ or talk the school office to collect a form. If you think you may be entitled to free school meals but your child prefers a packed lunch or they are entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals,  please still apply as this generates extra funds for the school.

Healthy Packed Lunches

Please provide items that your child can open independently and avoid foods that are hard to manage. It is helpful if you make a snip in the wrapper of tightly packaged items.

We encourage healthy eating and have set a few guidelines for the content of packed lunches. These have been established for the benefit of all children and follow government advice:

Some children at school have nut allergies so we ask that no nuts or products containing nuts (e.g. peanut butter, nut bars) are included. This also includes chocolate spread which often contains a nut product.
Sweets, including chocolate, should not be sent in as part of a packed lunch. (A single chocolate covered biscuit bar is fine).
Novelty foods are not suitable for a packed lunch (e.g. cheese strings).
Still drinks only please - no fizzy drinks, glass containers or hot drinks.

Milk Scheme

From 1 January 2015, in conjunction with the Department of Education’s new School Food Plan, our school is able to provide a free 189ml portion of low-fat milk to children under 5 years of age or those receiving income related free school meals (not Universal Infant Free School Meals). Milk will be subsidised for those children aged between 5 – 11 years old.  For further details on the scheme, please contact the school office.