Our children can enjoy a variety of good, fresh food, prepared daily in our school kitchen by our dedicated and devoted school cooks. Our catering supplier is Hertfordshire Catering Limited who make it clear that their aim is to 'go above and beyond government guidelines on nutritional standards.'
Food Allergies and Intolerances
If your child has a food allergy or intolerance you must inform the school so we can update our records. If your child has an allergy that requires them to have a special menu then you need to apply via the HCL website. We are unable to provide a school dinner until this has been done. We advise you to apply for the special menu even if you intend on providing a home packed lunch as you will not be able to order a school dinner at all, including Christmas dinner, if the special menu is not in place.
The on-line account system takes just minutes to create and complete and is really easy to use. You will need at hand:
- Your child’s school details including class name
- Medical evidence of your child’s medical requirements
- Electronic Passport style photograph (which you will need to upload on to our system)
- To apply, simply go to https://specialmenu.hcl.co.uk
Once you have created your account you will be able to easily update the school and HCL with any changes to your child’s dietary needs in the future and will automatically receive new menus when they change (twice yearly).
Below is our current school lunch menu
The jacket potato topping will be cheese.
We do ask that payment for school meals are paid for daily, monthly, termly or half termly, in advance. This can be done through the school office by cash or cheque (cheque's made payable to Hertfordshire Catering Limited). Alternatively they can be paid for online through the School Gateway Website.
Dinner Money Debt
Due to the changes in guidelines, we will no longer be sending out letters with the children for dinner money debts. Therefore, please can we ask parents to check weekly the amount owing by using the Gateway app. If the outstanding amount goes over £20, we will send you an e-mail and ask you not to order any more meals until the debt is paid. If you are not signed up to use the app, use the link below to sign up.
We encourage children to bring a healthy snack for break time e.g. a piece of fruit or chopped vegetables. We do not allow sweets, crisps or cakes. For safety reasons we do not allow children to bring any product containing nuts or traces of nuts for snacks or in their packed lunch.
Free School Meals
Some families may qualify for free school meals. To find out more and to apply, use the link below.