All school meals are cooked daily on the premises and served in the hall. Children will receive a two course meal; vegetarian or special diet meals can be arranged. Please contact the cook in the school kitchen if you would like to organise either vegetarian or special diet meals for your child at lunch time. The cook is available to discuss any dietary requirements. The menus meet the school food standards.
Children are encouraged to take fresh vegetables, and to try all the foods on offer. Fresh fruit is always available as an alternative to the main sweet. Children are encouraged to use the correct cutlery and use good table manners. Lunchtime supervisory staff supervise the children at lunch time.
Parents, and other members of the community are regularly invited in to share our meals and our School Council are involved in designing the termly menu. The menu for the week is displayed in the school foyer and on the school website (see below).
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal through the Governments Universal Free School Meal Offer. For children in Key Stage 2 and nursery the payment for school dinners should be made on the first day of the week. Money should be sent in a named purse or envelope and handed in to the office. All cheques for dinner money should be made payable to Embleton Primary School.
Packed lunches are also eaten in the hall. As a healthy school we do not allow fizzy drinks, chocolate, chocolate covered biscuits, or sweets. All packed lunches should contain at least one item of fruit / vegetable. For more information see the NHS Live Well Guide to a healthy packed lunch.
Milk & Fruit
Our school and nursery children have the option of a carton of milk each day during their morning or afternoon snack time. Milk is free to under 5's and there is a termly charge for the over 5's. As part of the Department of Health's 'Fruit & Vegetable Scheme' the children are encouraged to have a piece of fruit or veg during their morning / afternoon snack time too.
Here is a copy of the school menu - Wk 1 begins at the start of each new term.