Worthington Primary School

School Meals Service

School Dinners

We are extremely proud of the high quality 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 supervisor and assistants, and duty teachers.  Together we help to make the lunch break an enjoyable time for all.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 currently receive a free school meal if you wish to take up this offer.

From Year 3 onwards, you may be liable to be charges for a school dinner.  If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for free school meals.  We warmly invite all parents to talk to us about this and all such discussions are dealt with in the strictest confidence.  When a child becomes eligible for free school meals, they not only receive that meal each day, but the school also receives an additional £1,320 to spend on that child’s education.

If your child would like a school dinner and you are not eligible for free school meals, the correct money should be paid 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.  The cost of school dinners is sent home to parents and information is also available at the school office.

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.