|School lunches are prepared on site by Harrison Catering http://www.harrisoncatering.co.uk/. If your child does not eat certain foods because of religious belief please let the school know. They are quite happy to provide meals without pork or beef. Vegetarian dinners can also be supplied. Payment for school meals can be made online http://host.cypad.net/schoolmeals_ealing/Index.aspx or via cash placed in an envelope and posted in the Harrison box in the school reception. The current cost per day for school meals is £2.30. For further information on Harrison Caterings procedures please click here.If your child is absent you will need to inform Harrison’s so that you are not charged and receive credit against the next payment. Parents may pay for the whole half-term or term in advance if they wish.If you receive Income Support your child is entitled to free school meals. Please contact the school office for more information. See also: http://www.ealing.gov.uk/services/education/financial_assistance/
During lunchtime, Lunchtime Supervisors care for the children. As well as a Senior Supervisor, there is a Supervisor for each Reception and Year 1 class, and one for every two other classes.
The school has two canteens, one for the Infants and one for the juniors. In the Infants the Reception Classes go to lunch first. This means they have the canteen to themselves for at least 15 minutes before the first sitting children come out. We have found this particularly successful in helping new children get used to the lunchtime routine.
The Supervisors take the infant children on first sitting to the canteen. After eating they join the other children in the playground. Second sitting children line up on hearing the bell. Children are required to line up in an orderly way to collect their meals. Those with packed lunches eat with their classmates on the appropriate sitting. After eating, children tuck in chairs and clear plates and cutlery. Supervisors encourage, but never force, children to eat and report poor appetites to class teachers. If it happens regularly, parents are informed. If children are fasting for religious reasons we ask parents to write a note to class teacher to avoid any confusion.
Children may bring packed lunches to eat instead of school dinner. Please do not give children peanuts or food containing peanuts as we have several children in school who have severe allergies to nuts. We are striving to become a healthy school, therefore we encourage only healthy treats in lunch-boxes. No chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks please.
GOING HOME FOR LUNCH
Please collect your child at 12.15 pm and return your child between 1.00 pm and 1.05 pm. If you wish your child to walk to and from home alone please inform the school in writing.
Children may only change to or from school dinners after giving a week’s notice to Harrison Catering. Please be sure to notify the catering company in advance if you wish to make such a change.