Children may stay at school or they may go home for dinner. Meals, cooked in our own canteen are of a high standard. They are eaten in the school hall under the supervision of a Senior Supervisor and other Mid-day Meals Supervisors. Pupils in Key Stage One and Two eat separately and separate supervision is provided for both groups of pupils. Children may have school dinners one or two days a week on a regular basis or school dinners every day. Meals must be paid for in advance, by cheque, for the term preferably, otherwise weekly. Payments should be sent on Mondays for the week/term. Cheques made payable to TCS Independent Ltd.
Provision is also made for children to eat packed lunches. These packed lunches should be sent to school in a suitable box, labelled with your child’s name and class. The food that children eat during the day effects their ability to learn. Therefore it is most important that parents give children nutritious food. Sweets are not allowed. A box full of chocolate bars and junk food is no substitute for a well balanced savoury snack and fresh fruit so pupils are allowed to eat only one chocolate covered biscuit bar. Pupils take home the remnants of their packed lunch so that parents can see how much food has been eaten. In this way parents are able to plan the evening meal aware of food consumed during the day.
Under this scheme, each child in Key Stage One is entitled to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day, at morning break e.g. an apple, a banana, some carrot sticks. It is however essential that you inform us of any allergies your child may have so that we can ensure they are not given anything that might harm them. Children in Key Stage Two are allowed to bring healthy tuck from home as part of our commitment to healthy eating. No sweets, crisps or chocolate biscuits are allowed at break times.
Milk is available for all year groups. Registration forms are available from the school office or parents may apply online at www.coolmilk.com . Payment is collected by Cool Milk – invoices are sent to parents. The milk is kept refrigerated until given to the children in Key Stage One. Pupils in Key Stage Two collect their milk from their fridge before going out for morning break.