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.  We cater for a range of dietary requirements.

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 charged 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, please contact the school office.  If you are not already a member of our Parent Pay scheme, you will be invited to join it and shown how to use it.  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.

Please click on the links below to view out latest school menu.

New Menu 4 week September 2018 V1

New Menu meat free 4 week September 2018 V2

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 labelled 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.

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Healthy pick and mix lunchbox poster

Health Promotion

We do not allow children to bring in items that do or may contain nuts.  This is out of consideration for those children and adults in school who have a nut intolerance.

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.