We are fortunate to have a school kitchen on site, staffed by our Catering Manager Helen Thomas, Assistant Cook Sally Metcalf and her kitchen assistants Linda Moss and Leanora Hutchinson.
We serve hot, nutritious and tasty meals, following all government guidelines on nutritional standards. We usually serve three choices per day which include a vegetarian and jacket option. A salad bar is available most days in our Oak House and Acorn House servery. If your child has any specific dietary requirements, please see the office staff to discuss this.
In September 2014 a universal scheme offering all infant age children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) free school meals was introduced by the Government. If you would like your child to receive the universal free school meals, please complete the Acorn House school menus below and return to the office.
We will also ask you to complete a Pupil Premium form to enable us to confirm whether the school is entitled to claim Pupil Premium for your child. This is currently £1320 per year for each child registered. This is money the school can benefit from and use to fund new equipment or maybe more teaching staff.
If your child is in years 3-6 and you think your child is eligible for free school meals, please apply online at www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards or apply over the telephone or request an application form by calling 0845 603 2200.
Orders should be placed by the Wednesday before the week required. Our current menus are shown below. Currently meals cost £2.10 per day, payable in advance.
If you have any queries regarding school meals, please speak to our office staff.
New Summer Term Menus start Week beginning 22nd April 2019
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 22/04/19 (Monday 22nd April - Bank Holiday)
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 29/04/2019
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 06/05/19 (Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday)
Please use week 1 for week beginning 13/05/19
Please use week 2 for week beginning 20/05/19 (Friday 24th May - 'Half Inset Day' Children collected at 12.00pm)
W/C 27th May 2019 Half Term Week
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 03/06/19
Please use week 1 for week beginning 10/06/19
Please use week 2 for week beginning 17/06/19
Please use week 3 for week beginning 24/06/19
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 01/07/19
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 08/07/19
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 15/07/19
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 22/07/19 (Wednesday 24/07/19 - Last day of the Summer Term)
Summer Holidays begin Thursday 25th July 2019 to Monday 2nd September 2019.
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 and Wednesday 4th September 2019 are Non Pupil Days.
Children return to school on Thursday 5th September 2019
Please use week 2 for week beginning 02/09/19 (Tuesday 3rd Sept and Wednesday 4th Sept - Non Pupil Days)
Please use week 3 for week beginning 09/09/19
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 16/09/19
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 23/09/19
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 30/09/19
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 07/10/19
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 14/10/19
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 21/10/19
W/C 28th October 2019 - Half Term Week
New Autumn Term Menus start Week beginning 4th November 2019
Click here for more information.