School Lunches 

Our school meals provider is Wilson Jones.
School meals are cooked on site from our carefully planned menus. We aim to cater for all cuisines and also accommodate any allergies that children might have.

The school menu offers a variety of meat, vegetarian and halal options, with a salad bar, fresh bread, fresh fruit and a healthy pudding. Water is always available. Children are encouraged to eat a balanced meal and take up the option for school dinner instead of a cold packed lunch.

Reception to Year 2 children are currently entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meals scheme.

Some children may be entitled to Free School Meals because of low income, it is important that you apply for free school meals if you think you are eligible as this option entitles your child to other benefits such as free school milk after their fifth birthday and a reduction in the cost of school trips.

 

ParentPay

Springwell School uses ParentPay for meal payments and bookings this is done via the ParentPay website if you do not have login these can be provided directly from the school admin officers. Key stage 2 meals cost £2.35 a day and meal bookings close at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the following week. Meals can be booked up to 12 weeks in advance. Any requests for refunds for school lunches should be made 5 working days before the meal is due to be taken. Refunds for other school items will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

School Lunch Menu

 

Packed Lunches

At Springwell School we encourage our children to eat healthy and have a good balanced diet. We would ask parents to refrain from including any fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate in their child’s packed lunch. We would suggest the following items to be, where possible, included in the child’s lunch box:


• A piece of fruit or vegetable
• Non dairy source of protein – meat, fish, egg, beans or pulses
• Starchy food – like bread, pasta, chapatti, wrap or rice
• Dairy product – such as yoghurt, cheese and milk
• Drinks – water, fruit juice or smoothie


Please do not include nuts of any type, including sesame seeds or nut containing products such as peanut butter, Nutella in sandwiches, cereal bars containing nuts etc. This is can cause a serious health implications to a high number of children who have severe allergies within the school.
Also ensure grapes, cherry tomatoes or any similar fruit are cut in half length-ways to minimise the risk of your child choking.

Lunch Ideas

Please see below useful links for lunch recipe ideas which you might find useful
https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/lunchbox-recipes
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528193/Eatwell_guide_colour.pdf