We are fortunate because all school meals are freshly cooked in school in our Clee View site kitchen, using local suppliers where possible and following healthy living guidelines. A high percentage of pupils regularly have school meals. All children in reception and key stage 1 classes are entitled to a free school meal. In key stage 2, children are welcome to choose either a school meal or bring sandwiches on a daily basis.
You can view our current menu by clicking on this link: School Lunch Menu
School meals are booked and paid for in advance. In order to have a school meal you must book and pay for your choice at the same time. If you have not booked / paid in advance your child will not have access to a meal and you must send them in with a packed lunch.
You will have until midnight the night before each school day to book your child’s meal but it cannot be booked and paid for on the day. You may choose to book and pay for dinners daily, weekly or termly in advance. If your child is off sick or doesn’t have a meal that you have already paid for due to unavoidable circumstances, your account will be amended and credit will be added to your account.
For full details of the new pre-booking system please click on the relevant link below to see the letter sent home to parents and instructions on how to book.
We are a healthy eating school committed to encouraging our pupils to adopt a healthy lifestyle. As part of this we encourage pupils to bring in a piece of fresh fruit and offer a short break for them to eat this each morning. Please do not send in cereal bars or other processed foods.
In Key Stage 1, children are provided with fresh fruit free of charge under the government funded School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.
Children have access to water throughout the day and we encourage them to drink regularly. Other drinks are only allowed with lunch, as to drink them frequently can cause tooth decay.
From 13th December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations came into force. These European Rules were enforced in the UK by the Food Information regulations 2014.
The EU lists 14 allergens that need to be identified if they are used as ingredients in a dish. This means that food business will now need to provide information about allergenic ingredients used in foods sold or provided by them.
All Cooks and Catering Managers have been trained in recent meetings about these changes and have been provided with an allergen manual to keep in the kitchen. Signage has also been provided to each kitchen for display at the service point requesting that anyone with an allergy or intolerance speaks to our staff before ordering.
Shropshire and Walsall Primary Schools
Please follow the link below to the Shire Services website which details the 4 week allergen matrix for primary schools. This matrix lists all primary dishes and identifies which dishes have any of the 14 allergens as ingredients. We strongly recommend that any parents of pupils with allergies or intolerances still contact the school cook to arrange a meeting to discuss their specific requirements.