School Meal Facilities
Highlees Primary School has its own kitchens and provides a choice of two main meals, one of which is vegetarian and a selection of salads and fresh vegetables. The choice of dessert includes a hot pudding, fresh fruit and a variety of cold desserts. Please advise the School Office of any specific dietary needs or allergies.
Facilities are available for children to eat packed lunches and there is adult supervision. Parents are requested to send packed lunches in strong plastic containers labelled with the child's name. For drinks please use a watertight container. No fizzy drinks, thermos flasks or glass bottles please!
We are a Health Promoting School and recognise the importance of a healthy nutritious diet. For this reason we encourage parents not to provide chocolate bars and crisps in packed lunches but consider fresh fruit and yoghurt as a healthy alternative. No snacks are allowed at morning break. Free fruit is provided for all pupils in Key Stage 1. There is a healthy tuck shop every morning in Key Stage 2.
Changes to the Dinner Menu this half term.
Just to let you know of special menus this half term.
Tuesday 5th March - Pancake Day. The children who are having a hot dinner on this day will get pancakes for pudding.
Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day - The children will receive a themed pudding on this day.
Thursday 4th April - The children will receive an Easter Themed pudding ie cupcakes with mini eggs/chicks on top.
Cost of School Meals
The costs are:
Key Stage 1: Funded by Universal Infant Free School Meals
Key Stage 2: £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week).
All payments for school meals must be paid via ParentPay. You must also pre-order your child's meals on ParentPay, completing your bookings by the Tuesday of the week before. If you have any questions about booking and/or paying for your child's meals please contact the school office.
Children can now choose which filling they would like in their school lunch box. Obviously only if pre ordered though. This will greatly help the Halal and vegetarian children.
Free School Meals
Please see that attached document below which explains eligibility to free school meals, as of May 2018. Claim forms for free school meals must be completed and are obtainable from the School Office. The free school meal form should be returned to the School Office for internal processing to ensure your child receives their free school sweatshirt.
If you wish your child to come home for lunch and you will be collecting them from school then please ask your child to inform their Teacher. However, in the interests of children's safety, if you wish your child to come home for lunch on their own, it is essential that you send a letter in to your child's Teacher. We cannot allow children off the school premises on their own without permission from their parents.
Tuck Shop - Key Stage 2
Tuck shop is available during morning break for the children in Key Stage 2. The children can choose from a selection of fruit, a pure orange juice drink or a box of raisins. Everything costs 10p with the exception of orange juice at 20p. Children can purchase a maximum of 3 items. maximum spend per child 40p.
Children are responsible for looking after their own money until break.