Lunchtime is an important part of the children’s all-round development. The school serves freshly-cooked, hot meals. Fresh fruit and vegetables are included in the menu, as part of healthy eating promoted by the school. All children should wash for Hamotzi (Bread) since washing and Benching are an important part of a child’s education.
Free school meals for primary school children
The Mayor of London has introduced universal free school meals for the 2023/2024 academic year for all primary school children regardless of income.
However, we still need you to apply for free meals if you are receiving tax credits or benefits. This will allow your child’s school to claim important extra funding that will benefit your child.
Our healthy food policy states that children should bring only healthy snacks to school.
Research has shown that healthy snacks have direct health benefits for a child’s ability to learn as well as for their future health.
- Fresh fruit, vegetables & raisins
- Rice cakes, corn cakes, crackers, bread-sticks, croutons & מזונות bread rolls
- Plain biscuits and pretzels
- No crisps, corn chips, Bislli or similar packet nash
- No wafers, cream-filled biscuits or coated biscuits
- Water, pure fruit juice, diluted “squash” drinks
- No fizzy drinks
HEALTH & SAFETY – PLEASE NOTE:
! No peanuts, peanut-butter sandwiches, Bamba or peanut-filled pretzels.
! No nuts or foods containing nuts
! No glass bottles or cans
! No flasks or foods that require reconstituting with hot water
How much snack should I send?
There are 2 snack times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Please provide two healthy snacks each day (children taking the coach may bring an additional snack to be kept in their bag). Some children may need reminding not to eat their entire snack in the morning!
Our school maintains a strict ‘no nuts’ policy, as some children have very severe allergies. This includes peanuts as well as tree nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios, pecans, etc.)
Only food with a reliable hechsher can be sent to school.
Free School Meals
Applying for free school meals can save you hundreds of pounds a year. Please click here to see if you are entitled, to apply and how much money you could save.
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals but are not sure if you are eligible, you can now answer a few questions online at www.fsm.lgfl.net .
For more information please contact your local council.