Lunchtimes are seen as a valuable part of the day for our children and we want children to sit at tables and have the food served to the tables, as it would be at home. This is called Family Service. Children do not have to queue up and eat from proper plates. We want children to be able to try new foods, especially vegetables, in their own time (and have second helpings). We think that by having food on the tables, so that children can see what is on offer and take the amount that they want, meal times will be more enjoyable. This is also in line with the ethos of our Forest School, where all children are given the opportunity to try healthy foods, often that they have grown themselves! They can see what they are trying and become more confident to try new foods as the year progresses.
We have a simplified menu and our focus is high quality, fresh, healthy 'home cooked' food, that children enjoy.
School Meals are £2.20 per meal, payable via the online payment app. Early Years and Key Stage 1 children do not currently pay anything for school lunches as they are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. We would encourage all children to take up their free meal.
If your child is in the Nursery or Years 3 to 6 and you think that your child will be entitled to Free School Meals whilst in school, you will need to complete an application for this online via the Devon County Council Citizen Portal.