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Lunch-time

Year 2 Parents

You will shortly be receiving a letter (please see below) regarding the policy for Free School Meals.

When your child begins Year 3 they will no longer be entitled to a free school meal unless they qualify under the benefit related free school meal system. 

If your child does not qualify for Free School meals but you would like to pay for them in Year 3, please let us know by returning the slip at the bottom of the letter. If your child will be bringing a packed lunch from home to school in Year 3, please indicate this on the slip and return to the school office.

If you think your child may qualify for Free School meals but you have not yet applied, please see the school office for an application form or click the link below.

Lunch Time

There are several options to choose from about your child’s lunch. These are;

Hot Meals
You can choose if you want your child to receive a hot, nutritional school meal by registering and ordering via SchoolGrid, your child can receive anything from 1 meal per month to 5 meals per week. Meals are chosen and paid for in advance. Hot meal costs are very competitive. 

Free School Meals
Children of families on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit may be entitled to free hot school meals. For further details click on the link above or contact the school office.

Packed lunch
Your child can bring in a packed lunch from home. These should be carried in a leak-proof container and clearly labelled with your child’s name. Drinks should not be hot or fizzy, and must be in a leak-proof plastic bottle.

At Eastover Primary School we understand the importance of children having a healthy and nutritious lunch. School lunches are a great choice but if you do make a packed lunch for your child, the key is providing them with a varied and balanced diet.  

Here are some ideas of what to include to ensure that your child’s packed lunch is healthy, balanced and nutritious.

  • Wraps, Pasta, Sandwiches, Rice, Crackers, Cous Cous, Pitta, Bagels
  • Cheese, Yogurts, Boiled Eggs
  • Healthy Bar, Breadsticks, Rice Cakes, Plain Popcorn, Malt Loaf
  • Fresh or Dried Fruit
  • Vegetable Sticks
  • Water to drink 

We do not allow the following items in a packed lunchbox:

  • NO Fizzy Drinks
  • NO Chewing Gum 
  • NO Sweets 
  • NO Fast food 

For more ideas and suggestions for a healthy lunchbox please click on the links below.

Going home for lunch

If preferred, your child can go home at lunchtime for their lunch. Please let us know in advance if your child will be leaving the premises for lunch. You will need to collect and return your child. He or she will have to sign out at the office when they leave and sign in again when they return.