At lunchtime, you may arrange for your child to have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch from home.
Hertfordshire Catering Limited provides our school meals in line with current Government guidelines. School meals are a good opportunity for the children to develop their social skills and can play a major part in broadening children’s attitudes to what foods they will and will not eat! For all these reasons, we like as many children as possible to use the school meals service. To view the menu offered by Hertfordshire Catering, please visit https://hcl.co.uk/ (School Name : St. Mary’s CofE Primary)
Pupils make their meal choices each day.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 continue to be eligible for the Universal Free School Meals programme. School meals currently cost £2.50 for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. You will be billed half a term in advance, taking into account any credits from the previous term. If for some reason you no longer wish your child to have a school meal, please give two week’s notice in writing.
In order to promote a healthy lifestyle we ask that parents avoid chocolate and fizzy drinks when sending packed lunches into school. Many children bring carrot sticks and pieces of fruit or raisins as healthy extras in their lunch boxes. Nuts and nut products are not allowed in school because of the number of pupils with serious food allergies.