At lunch time your child may have a school meal or bring packed lunch from home. Our meals are cooked on site using fresh ingredients where this is possible. We are a nut free school.
From Sept 2020 our catering supplier will be Hertford Catering Ltd (HCL).
Co-vid adjustments: HCL have a thorough risk assessment in place for our school. Changes that will be made include cutlery and drinks served at the counter (not on the table), salads and puddings in pre-packed containers.
From Sept families will be able to:
– Select meals in advance this can either be the day before or for longer
– For children with diagnosed allergies HCL can design a menu just for them
All families who require school dinners must sign up with School Grid to pre-order food.
SchoolGrid Information – click here
HCL Catering welcome information – click here
All parents must pay using Parentpay – either follow this link to the Parentpay website or ask in the school office for a barcode letter to use at a Paypoint shop.
All meals must be paid for in advance – please refer to our School Meal Debt Policy – here
Use this link to apply for Free School Meals – click here
You can download a free school meals form (for Reception, Year 1 & 2) from here.
Healthy snack guidance:
We allow children to have a healthy snack at break time. Children in Early Years and KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit/vegetables, while in KS2 parents/carers have the option to provide their child with a healthy snack, for break time.
There has been some confusion and debate about what constitutes a healthy snack and after looking at NHS advice and understanding the need for clarity on this issue we have decided for KS2 a healthy snack is a piece of fruit or a vegetable. This is in line what is provided for children in the Early Years and KS1.
Highfield Kitchen Staff
Click here for Packed Lunch Guidelines