Eat Better, Do Better!
Our Catering Staff prepare meals on the premises for children staying over the lunch break. The school offers a choice of 2 healthy hot meals, or a school packed lunch. The menu is changed termly, and your child will pre-order their meals in advance. We are a Healthy School and promote healthy eating. School meals are excellent value for money and your child will receive a healthy, nutritionally meal.
Parents should send dinner money into school on a Monday morning, in an envelope clearly marked with the child’s name, class and amount enclosed. Parents will be notified in advance of any increase in charges. Cheques for dinner money should be made payable to Darlington Borough Council.
The present cost of a school meal is £2.00 per day – £10.00 per week. Parents need to understand that any debt in relation to school meals needs to be paid. We only allow 2 weeks of unpaid dinner money before requesting that your child goes home for dinner, or brings a packed lunch until the debt is cleared.
Free School Meals
If you think you think you may be eligible free school meals, an application form are available from the school office. Parents/carers that would like their child to have a packed lunch from home, are asked to provide a healthy meal in a clearly named lunch box. Fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed. All rubbish must be taken home in the lunch box. If parents wish to change from school meals to packed lunch, we require 2 weeks written notice.
**From September 2014, all infant children are entitled to receive a free meal, therefore, with effect from September, the school will not allow packed lunches from home.
Teachers are not on duty at lunchtimes. It is essential that children accept and respect the authority of our Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants. Children who persistently misbehave at lunch times may need to have alternative arrangements made for their supervision during this time – this could mean spending lunchtime at home.