We now have a fully fitted kitchen and school meals are cooked on site. We have recently undergone an extensive review of our school meals here at Offham and have launched a new exciting winter menu, full of really healthy yet appealing and most importantly, filling school meal options.
We use the provider GSS catering services, who this year won school caterer of the year. The meals are designed by their nutritionist, in line with feedback from children and parents. In the new year we are looking foward to working with GSS to enable the children to grow some of their own food for use in the school kitchen. We encourage all parents to get the children to try school meals, the menu is varied and exciting and the older children greatly enjoy helping the younger ones with cutting up and choosing.
The current price is £2.30 per day.
School meals are paid for using SQuid Pay, an online website which each of our pupils is registered for. A more convenient and safer way to pay, sQuid is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and provides an online smart account for parents that can be topped up and managed using an easy-to-use web portal or powerful mobile App.
sQuid is a socially inclusive system as it has the widest means of top up methods available for parents. This includes Paypoint, which allows parents who are unable to access the internet to top up their child’s sQuid account at retail locations across the UK. Top up methods include:
- Online using debit & credit cards
- Bank transfer
- Auto top up facility to ensure the account never runs out of funds
All Key Stage 1 children (Years R, 1 and 2) are entitled to a free school meal and some KS2 children are too if parents' are in receipt of income support. Full details of these arrangements may be obtained from the Area Education Officer or from the school.
Sandwich lunches may be brought to school. Lunch boxes should be provided and clearly named. It is expected that children taking a sandwich lunch will be self-sufficient and be able to open, peel, pour drinks, etc. without the need for help or supervision. Children MUST not bring in anything containing nuts and we have a number of pupils with severe nut allergies in the school.
Whether your child has school dinners or packed lunch parents must inform the school, by means of a letter, of any food allergies or any foods that should be avoided for religious reasons.
All Key Stage 1 are provided with a mid -morning snack of fruit or raw vegetables. Key Stage 2 are encouraged to bring in the same.
Please could all children bring in a named bottle of water with them to school as to ensure high hydration levels pupils are allowed to drink in lessons. Water fountains are available on site.
Milk is provided to all pupils under the age of 5. If you would like your child to have milk when they are 5+ please order on www.coolmilk.com and it will be delivered directly to school.