Sacred Heart is a nut free school.
Lunchtime begins at 12.00 noon for Key Stage 1 and 12.15 pm for Key Stage 2.
Key Stage 1 children eat at the first sitting, followed by Key Stage 2.
Meals are prepared on the premises by Hertfordshire Catering who offer a well-balanced and nutritious menu.
The menu is varied and each day the children have a choice between two hot meals (one is always vegetarian) or a packed lunch option, followed by a choice of dessert.
Our children are also able to opt for the Wednesday roast dinner and/or Friday ‘fun’ lunch.
If your child has special dietary requirements, our Cook will almost
certainly be able to cater for them.
School meals are paid for in advance on a weekly, half-termly or termly basis. Payment should be sent via School Comms, an electronic payment system (see School Office for details). If your child is absent from school the relevant amount is deducted from your next Invoice.
Universal Free School Meals
For children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
The Government has introduced a scheme for Free School Meals for all children attending the first three years at school.
This initiative is seen as a major scheme to improve eating habits in the young, with evidence showing a significant link between a good diet and a positive impact on performance at school. Pilot projects which tested universal free school meals showed that they give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential. Should you choose to take up this entitlement, your child will receive a hot, freshly prepared nutritious meal each school day, prepared by skilled HCL staff.
Year 3 and Older
Your child may qualify for a free meal if you receive any of the following:
· Income Support
· Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
· Income-related Employment Support Allowance
· Child Tax Credit, (providing you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
· Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
· Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Your child may choose to bring their own lunch to school. We would ask that lunches are healthy and you do not include sweets, fizzy drinks or nuts/nut-based products to safeguard our children with food allergies. Please refer to the Whole School Food Policy on the website or ask for a copy from the Office.