School meals are free of charge for all children in Reception to Year 2.
This is called the Universal Infant Free School Meal.
For children in years 3 and above, school meals must be paid for weekly by Monday morning on our online system. For our Charlton site this is on Pay 360 (previously Sims Pay) and for our Thamesmead site, this is on Parentmail. We are now a cashless school, so cash will not be accepted by the School Office. If you require any help with paying this online, please contact a member of the School Office. Any credits due will be carried forward to the next week. School dinners cost £ 2.50 a day or £ 12.50 a week.
From September 2019 our meals are provided by Nourish Contract Catering.
Although we cannot make provision for individual preferences, but we do offer a vegetarian option daily. If you think that you may be entitled to claim free school meals for your child, please contact the school office and complete our form. We will check your details on our on-line checking system and will let you know the outcome within a couple of days.
If your child is going to have a packed lunch, the school will provide water on a daily basis.
We do not allow sweets or chocolate as part of a packed lunch. A healthy packed lunch could contain a sandwich or roll, a piece of fruit and a yoghurt. Please support the school by ensuring that your child's lunch is in a box or bag.
Children are supervised at lunchtime by Meals Supervisors.
If your child is absent for the whole morning session he or she should not return to school until after lunch, at 13.15. If, for any reason, you need to take your child out of school during the school day it is essential that you inform your class teacher in advance, either verbally or in writing. When you return your child to school, please report to the office or ask to speak to a Meals Supervisor, to ensure that your child is not left unsupervised.
Children may bring a piece of fruit for playtime and a bottle of water for drinking during the day.