Havering Catering Services provide a hot, varied menu using local sourced ingredients in school. The three week menu offers the children to try new foods from around the world, such as chicken tikka and enchiladas. In addition to the standard menu, there are also regular special menu day, which reflect on celebrations or events, such as St George's Day and Christmas Dinner.
Children may also bring a packed lunch to eat in school. Parents are asked to provide a nutritionally balanced meal, for example a sandwich, yoghurt, fruit and drink. Please do not include chocolate, sweets or crisps.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are provided for children whose families are in receipt of benefits such as Income Support or Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance. The process for applying for Free school meals has now been simplified. There is no longer a requirement to complete an application form or attend a Council building with proof of eligibility. Parents/carers can now apply over the telephone and their eligibility will be checked immediately using a central Government database (subject to the parents/carers giving their permission).
If you are eligible and wish to apply please contact Sally Delaney on 01708 433929. By applying it does not mean that your child has to take a school dinner.
Cool Milk Scheme
The Cool Milk Scheme provides the children with milk at snack-time. It is free for under-fives and subsidised for pupils aged five or older (costs approximately £15 per term). Each pupil that registers with Cool Milk will receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk every day, which is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting it bridges the long gap between breakfast and lunch and helps children to stay focused.
If you would like your child to drink milk at snack-time, please register at www.coolmilk.com.