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, as well as a choice of Jacket Potato with Tuna or Cheese. 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 the cost 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.
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. However, you should still apply for Pupil Premium status 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. The Free School Meals Pupil Premium grant of £1900 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 call 0845 155 1019 with your National Insurance Number. For more information and an Application Form please follow the link below.
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.
Photos below of our vegetable garden in Spring