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 Rachel Parish.
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 Autumn Term Menu Starts W/C 29/10/18
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 29/10/18
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 05/11/18
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 12/11/18
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 19/11/18
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 26/11/18
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 03/12/18
Please use week 1 for week beginning 10/12/18
Please use week 2 for week beginning 17/12/18 (Thursday 20/12/18 & Friday 21/12/18 Christmas Holidays)
Christmas Holidays Start Thursday 20th December 2018, Children return on Monday 7th January 2019
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 07/01/19
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 14/01/19
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 21/01/19
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 26/01/19
Please use week 1 for week beginning 04/02/19
Please use week 2 for week beginning 11/02/19
Half Term Week beginning 18th February 2019
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 25/02/19
Please use week 1 for the week beginning 04/03/19
Please use week 2 for the week beginning 11/03/19
Please use week 3 for the week beginning 18/03/19
Please use week 1 for week beginning 25/03/19
Please use week 2 for week beginning 01/04/19
Easter Holidays Start Week beginning Monday 8th April 2019, Children return on Tuesday 23rd April 2019
New Summer Term Menus start Week beginning 22nd April 2019
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