School Lunch

What is The Food Plan?

"An agreed plan that has the support of the government and diverse orgainisations who are supporting head teachers to improve food in their schools."

As part of the School Food Plan, a new set of standards for all food served in schools came into force on 1st January 2015.

The new standards are designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus and will ensure children can enjoy food at school which supports their health and education.

Wellstead Primary School are in the process of adopting this new plan, you can find out more via this link:

The Food Plan

Here you can find some suggestions for a:

Healthy Lunchbox and Snack Suggestions

 

Lunchtime Arrangements

Children can either bring a packed lunch or have a hot school lunch, which from 1st April 2017 will cost £2.15 and is payable online or at the office.

School lunches must be paid for on the day or ideally in advance for the week ahead.

However since September 2014 ALL Keystage 1 children (years R, 1 & 2) are offered school lunch FREE OF CHARGE.

If you prefer your child to have a packed lunch from home, please send it in a suitable lunch box, clearly marked with the child’s name. Parents are encouraged to pack a healthy meal for their child. We also ask parents not to include nuts in lunchboxes as they pose potential serious risks to health with a number of children in school having nut allergies.

Children are allowed to bring squash or juice in a bottle or carton but this can only be drunk at lunchtime (only plain water can be drunk in class).

Please note that fizzy drinks, thermos flasks and glass bottles or containers of any kind are not allowed in school.

School lunch menus, menus in other languages, information for parents and other food related information can be found on the Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S).

However in addition to this advertised menu, from 3rd May to July 2017. Wellstead are offering in conjunction with HC3S a picnic option at the same cost of £2.15 a day, as follows:

Day

Picnic option

Monday

Tuna and lettuce sandwich. Selection of vegetable sticks. Fresh fruit. Muffin.

Tuesday

Cheese and mayonnaise sandwich. Selection of vegetable sticks. Fresh fruit. Homemade cookie.

Wednesday

Chicken, sweetcorn and mayonnaise sandwich. Selection of vegetable sticks. Fresh fruit. Today’s pudding (from weekly menu)

Thursday

Ham and lettuce sandwich. Selection of vegetable sticks. Fresh fruit. Homemade cookie.

Friday

Vegetarian sausage and tomato sauce sandwich. Selection of vegetable sticks. Fresh fruit. Sponge.

 In addition to this from Monday 15th May, we are also delighted to be able to offer our year 6 children an alternative menu. This is designed to reflect more of the canteen-style catering that they will encounter at secondary school and is also offered at a daily cost of £2.15.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 1

BBQ chicken calzone with salad.

Southern style chicken ‘n’ salad wrap with potato waffles.

Sweet chilli turkey pasta pot with salad.

Jacket potato with beef bolognaise and salad.

Cheese and tomato sub with potato waffles.

Week 2

Ham and sweetcorn pizza bap with salad.

Hot sausage wrap with potato waffles.

Beef chow mein noodle pot with salad.

Jacket potato beans ‘n’ cheese and salad.

Tuna melt sub with potato waffles.

Week 3

Cheese and tomato panniza with salad.

Fish finger wrap with potato waffles.

Curried meatballs ‘n’ rice pot with salade.

Jacket potato ham ‘n’ cheese and salad.

Chicken grill in a roll with chipped potatoes. 


Food for Hampshire's school meals continues to be locally sourced wherever possible and Hampshire County Council is committed to the healthy agenda and to providing high quality food to Hampshire's children.

At Wellstead we have house tables where children sit with a friend from their class and other classes, who are all in the same house.

We hope this encourages our school ethos and gives them responsibilty to care for and help younger children e.g. help cut up their food.

SchoolLunch

 

Free School Meals Eligibility

Free school meals in KS2 (years 3, 4, 5 & 6) are available only to children whose parents/guardians are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

Income Support

Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190

No other benefits qualify for free school meals.

 

Applying for Free School Meals

There is a new online service, where you can check your own eligibility for free school meals, or you can check on behalf of someone else.

To complete a check you will need the following information for yourself, or the person you are checking on behalf of:

  • Name, home address and email address.
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number.
  • Child's name, date of birth and school. 

Find out if your child is eligible for free school dinners by following this link: Free School Dinners Eligibility or pop into the school office.