WE ARE A NUT-FREE SCHOOL
OWING TO SEVERE NUT ALLERGIES IN SCHOOL, WE DO NOT ALLOW NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND TO BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL.
At The Highway Primary School, we believe that the best option for children at lunchtime is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with Chartwells, an external catering company.
We expect that parents of children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM). This is because we believe that the hot school dinner option is much better for the children’s learning and health. We recognise the evidence that states:
- Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well
- Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch
- Only 1% of packed lunches provide the correct nutrition
- Eating hot dinners is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skills.
Chartwells meals provide all the nutrients that children require through the week. They produce a menu which has a three-weekly cycle - please click here to view the current menu
Our goal is to have ZERO packed lunches but if you do provide your child with a packed lunch please see our Healthy Packed Lunch Policy
Cost and Payment
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then he or she is eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). In Year 3 and above, school meals cost £2.20 per day (£11 a week).
Payment should be made online via the School Gateway (see link below) which is also the means of paying for school trips as we are now ‘cashless’.