Worthington Primary School

School meals service

We are proud of the high quality of school dinners that are cooked on the premises. There are always salad and vegetarian alternatives to the main hot menu.

The kitchen staff are part of the midday team, which include the midday assistants and duty teachers, who help to make the lunch break an enjoyable time for all.

If your child would like a school dinner, the correct money should be paid for each Monday in advance or by cheque for the period of a half term. The money should be sent in a sealed envelope marked with the child’s name and class teacher, along with the amount of money inside. Cheques can be made payable to Trafford Borough Council. Two weeks notice is required if children wish to change to dinners from packed lunches or vice versa.

Parents in receipt of income support should make applications to Trafford Education Authority if they wish to claim free dinners for their children.

Packed lunches

Children who bring packed lunches will need:

  1. A plastic sandwich box
  2. A plastic bottle with a screw top for cold drinks or an all-plastic thermos flask for hot drinks. Cans, glass bottles and thermos flasks with glass interiors are not allowed
  3. A bag in which all these items can be stored. All the above items should be clearly labeled with name and class teacher.

No child is allowed to leave the school premises during lunchtime without permission from the Headteacher and written permission from parents.

Health promotion

The school operates a healthy eating policy. We do not allow sweets and chocolate in school and we encourage children to bring fruit or vegetables for snacks at mid-morning break. When children celebrate a birthday, parents sometimes supply the class with chocolate or sweets. We relax our rules on such special occasions but ask parents not to send in lollies or other sweets, which have a stick attached.

The school was accredited as a Healthy School during the Autumn Term 2006 and has held this award since.