School 3 week menu – click here
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 and serve Halal.
From Sept 2020 our catering supplier will be Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL).
Covid 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:
HCL has a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies or intolerances, which we supply on behalf of your child’s school.
If your child has a food allergy or intolerance and meets the qualifying criteria, then we have a range of delicious and nutritious menus designed especially for your child’s medical requirement.
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).
If you need any further support please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section of our Special Diets website or alternatively you can email HCL.Nutritionist@hcl.co.uk.
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
Early Years Pupil Premium Form – click here
Universal Free School Meals Form – click here
Free School Meals Form Years 3 to 6 – click 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