All Infant School children are entitled to receive a free school meal (called Universal Free School Meal UFSM). Government funding subsidises free school meals. Children have their mid-day meal in the hall supervised by the Midday Supervisory Assistants. A nourishing, cooked meal is available, prepared in our own school kitchen. The children select from the HC3S Menu offering a choice of three meals, one meat, one vegetarian and a seasonal option. These are known as the ‘red dinner’, the ‘green dinner’ and the 'purple dinner' and the children make their choice in their class each day and use a ticket and wristband system when collecting their meal.
Jacket Potato Menu - November 2021- April 2022
In addition to the classic Red and Green Menu options (see above) the kitchen are also offering a Filled Jacket Potato Purple option as follows.
Monday - Cheese
Tuesday - Beans
Wednesday - Tuna Mayo
Thursday - Pork sausage
Friday - Cheese and Beans
Plus dessert of the day.
Picnic Lunch Menu - April to October 2021
In addition to the classic Red and Green Menu options (see below) the kitchen are also offering a picnic lunch Purple option as follows.
Monday - Cheese Sandwich
Tuesday - Ham Sandwich
Wednesday - Tuna, Sweetcorn and Mayo Sandwich
Thursday - Hot Sausage Roll (Pastry)
Friday - Chicken and salad wrap
Picnic lunches come with vegetable sticks an additional element and dessert of the day.
*Please note because of the changing elements in the picnic lunch, unfortunately they are not an option for children who have an allergy/special diet menu. These children may still choose a jacket potato with the filling of their choice according to their menu.
Children not taking the free school meal, may bring a packed lunch (no sweets, peanuts/peanut spread or chocolates please). Water is available for children to drink, but children who have a packed lunch may bring a drink in a carton, plastic flask or plastic bottle. We have found drinks in small plastic bottles with a screw top lid are leak proof and therefore most sensible.
Healthy eating is promoted in School with mid-morning snacks of fruit and vegetables provided through the County Fruit and Vegetable scheme.
Morning milk is also available for free until your child's 5th birthday then there is a small fee. Please register and pay for milk via the Cool Milk Link above. (when starting in Year R, please inform us of any milk allergies before the start of term)
Every child is given a water bottle (funded by the PTA) when they start school and learn it is their responsibility to bring it every day and drink water throughout the day. Please note NO fruit or fizzy or juice drinks are allowed in children’s water bottles and the school reserves the right to change contents of water bottles should this rule be broken. If for medical reasons an alternative drink is provided by the home, a letter should be submitted to the school with supporting evidence from a GP.