School Meals and Packed Lunches
The school kitchen produces attractive, varied and nutritious meals. The weekly menu is published in the Weekly News so you can see what your child will be eating in the coming week. Years 5 and 6 also have the option of a “Moving Up” menu as an alternative to the normal school meal.
The cost is currently £11.25 per week (£2.25 per day). Payment must be made in advance and can be made half termly, monthly or weekly.
For more information about the meals and how to pay please contact Mrs Sarah Simpson in the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find out more about our caterers and the lunches they serve by following this link to Surrey’s My lunch website
You can pay on line at www.scopay.com/stthomas-pri . Payments made online for school meals will be forwarded via ‘WorldPay’ to; Commercial Services at Surrey County Council, Epsom Local Office, Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY. (Please note that your bank statement will display WWW.SURREYCC.GOV.UK for these payments). Or you can pay by cheque (made out to “Surrey County Council). Cheques should be sent in a sealed envelope marked “Dinner Money”, bearing the child’s name, class and the amount enclosed.
Credit is given for any absences authorised in advance, for sick days notified before 9.30am that day or for any school trips. For safety reasons hot drinks, glass bottles and cans are not allowed.
Two weeks’ notice is required for a change from school meals to packed lunches.
The children are cared for by Lunchtime Supervisors, not teaching staff, at lunchtimes.
Packed lunches are eaten in the same area as School Meals. We ask that you DO NOT bring nuts or snacks containing nuts into school at any time.
We strive to be a healthy school and teach the children about healthy choices when it comes to food. When thinking about the content of your child’s packed lunch please do try to ensure that they are getting a balanced and nutritious meal that will help sustain them through the day. Really good advice on what to feed your children in their lunch boxes can be found on the NHS Choices website and there are lots of other good ideas on the BBC Good Food website
Two weeks’ notice is required for a change from packed lunches to school meals.
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) fresh fruit is provided every morning and water is always available. Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) parents are asked to provide a healthy snack such as fresh or dried fruit. We ask that you DO NOT bring nuts or snacks containing nuts into school at any time.