At Chagford Primary School we make our own lunches on site, using fresh ingredients sourced locally or sometimes (if we have enough!) grown in our vegetable garden. Children sit together in the lunch hall in mixed age groups and serve one another. Children choose what they want on their plate and we have very little waste. We offer a two week menu (Week A and Week B) which meets Government guidelines around healthy eating. Vegetarian options are available daily. We are happy to accommodate dietary needs e.g. dairy free, gluten free, where supported by a medical certificate. In many cases, prescription produce e.g. gluten free pasta is available for children with particular dietary needs and we are grateful to parents who can arrange this, to help keep our costs down. Our Catering Manager, Marie, is always happy to discuss any dietary needs or concerns with you. Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school 01647 432412.
Menu for this Term
All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals, following the government’s Universal Free School Meals Initiative. This is based on which curriculum year your child is in and not on their age. You may also be entitled to register for means-tested Pupil Premium status, which attracts additional funding for your child. See below for details.
Are you entitled to Free School Meals for your child?
If you are on income support, Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (annual income less than £16,190 without Working Tax Credit) or other income benefit you may be eligible for Free School Meals. As well as the entitlement, a Pupil Premium grant of £1320 per year per pupil is paid directly to the school to provide additional support for your child. If you think you may be eligible, please follow the link below to the Citizens Portal. The portal allows parents/carers of children, to make applications for school places (including in-year admissions), two year old funding and free school meals.It takes less than a minute to check your eligibility.
For pupils in Years 3 upwards, meals cost £2.30 each and meals should be paid for online via the SchoolGateway (See About/Online Payments for more information).
Marie and Mrs Bennie – our school cooks
Gluten Free alternatives are provided where required e.g. gluten free sausages, gluten free bread rolls etc. Where a pudding contains gluten or dairy, children requiring a gluten or dairy free diet will be offered fresh fruit.
We buy all our meat fresh from A.L. Martin’s in Chagford. Their high quality food and traditionally reared Dartmoor meat is locally sourced from farmers they know and have dealt with personally, in some cases for over 30 years. We believe that supporting our local farmers yields a better product whilst maintaining competitive prices. A. L. Martin & Son are proud to hold the PAI (Product Authentication International) Certificate of Compliance. This certificate is awarded because of their proven track record in only supplying locally sourced produce. We do NOT purchase or sell produce which has been reared outside of the UK and then packaged to look like UK produce. Their beef is hung for up to 4 weeks, to achieve its wonderful maturity and flavour. A.L. Martin sources poultry from The Creedy Carver and M.C. Kelly of Elstone Farm, Crediton. We have been assured that the meat is not produced through Halal methods.
Our Turkey Burgers on the menu this Autumn Term 2017 are supplied from Brake Bros. Ltd and are Red Tractor assured.
Photos below of our vegetable garden in Spring