Meals are provided by the Stockton Meals Service and although independent of the school, meals are prepared on the premises and organised on a cafeteria system. The cook takes a pride in presenting a choice of main courses and sweets which are both appetising and form a balanced diet.
Meals are served in individual trays. Children order their lunch using a menu band system, which has proved very popular as children actually eat the meal they order which they chose from a menu in discussion with their parents.
Packed lunches should be well balanced with a mixture of savoury and sweet, packets of sweets should not be included as part of a packed lunch. As we have a number of children with peanut allergies could I insist that no packed lunches contain nuts, peanut butter sandwiches or Nutella sandwiches. This is a very serious matter!
Dinner money should be paid on the first day of the week. We ask that children do not change from week to week, but are either packed lunch or school dinner for the whole half term. Many parents now pay the half term in one lump sum as this saves the hassle each week of looking for change or writing out a cheque. It also saves a lot of admin time in school. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Stockton Borough Council’.
We invite new starters and their parents to sample a school meal before they start.
If you are in receipt of Income Support, or income based Job Seeker’s Allowance your child may be entitled to a free school meal. Please contact the school or ring Stockton 526606 for further details. Every effort is made to ensure that children receiving free school meals cannot be distinguished from other children.