Food and drink in school
We have a school kitchen on site and children are able to have a hot school meal or bring in a packed lunch. All Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are entitled to a free school meal every day.
We encourage payments to be made online through SCOpay. If you need to set up a SCOpay account please contact the school office. Payments can also be made by cash or by cheque (made payable to ‘Southampton City Council’) in advance on a Monday morning. Payments made in this way should be sent in to your child’s class teacher in an envelope marked with their name, class and the amount of money enclosed.
Meals are cooked to order and must be ordered by 9.30am every day so, if you know your child is going to be late for school and you wish them to have a school meal, you must phone the office to order it before 9.30am.
We have a Healthy Eating Policy and, for this reason, no fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars are allowed in school. Please ensure you pack a balanced lunch for your child.
There are a number of children in school with profound nut allergies and, for this reason, peanut butter and obvious nut products are not allowed.
Snacks at playtime:
All infant children are offered a piece of fruit or vegetable everyday as part of the government’s ‘Free Fruit and Vegetable Scheme’. Children in the Juniors are encouraged to bring their own snack for playtime but this must be fruit or vegetable (no nuts).
NB: We have a number of children with serious food allergies and intolerances so please do not send cakes or sweets in to school for sharing on occasions such as birthdays.
We encourage all children to drink water throughout the day and a water bottle may be kept in class for that purpose. Water bottles are provided to each child at the start of each school year. Replacements are available to buy from the school office or you may provide your own. Water bottles must be clearly labelled.
All our school meals are provided by City Catering Southampton. Visit their website here
The current cost of a school meal is £2.22 per day.
We use SCOPAY for our online payments, you may already have an account, if so great news, they’ve released a new mobile app.
For parents not yet using SCOPAY, did you know you can pay for dinner money, trips and events, or book your parents evening slot all online. Using SCOPAY allows you to top up your child’s account anywhere, anytime using a credit or debit card.
All parents have access to SCOPAY, if you have not yet registered to make online payments, please let the office know and an access code will be issued to you.
To find out more, visit www.scopay.com