When children arrive in school each morning, their class teacher will take a dinner register where they will record what each child is having for lunch. If pupils order a school dinner, a charge of £2.10 is automatically applied to their parent’s ParentPay account. If your child regularly has school dinners, please make sure your ParentPay account has credit available.
Newport City Council works with a company called ‘Chartwells‘ to provide a nutritious, freshly cooked, affordable meals each day.
Their dinner menu can be downloaded below, and more information can be found on the Chartwell’s website.
If your child is having a school dinner, they can choose between a hot meal of the day, a vegetarian option, a halal option, a sandwich meal or jacket potato. Your child will tell their teacher their choice during registration in the morning. The sandwich meal and jacket potato options for each day can be found here.
School Meals cost £2.15 each day and are paid for using ParentPay. Each time your child orders a school meal, your ParentPay account will be automatically charged. Please make sure that you keep your ParentPay account topped up and check it regularly to see when your child has ordered a school meal.
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child may be eligible for free school meals.
School kitchens are inspected as part of the national food hygiene ratings system – follow the link and put in our school name or postcode to view the school’s current food hygiene rating.
We encourage parents to ensure that packed lunches are healthy. We have a School Nutrition and Action Group (SNAG) which rewards pupils with the most healthy lunch boxes.
Please do not include nuts in your child’s lunch. There are a number of children who have an allergy to nuts and even touching a surface on which there have been nuts can cause a serious reaction. This also applies to Nutella spread, but chocolate spread is acceptable (though perhaps not the healthiest option for a sandwich filling!)
If you wish, you can collect your child and take them home for lunch, however, we try to discourage this as lunchtimes provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to mix and develop friendships and social skills. Pupils returning home for lunch should be collected by 11:50am in the Foundation Phase and 12:00pm in KS2. They should return no later than 12:55pm to an Unauthorised Absence mark for the afternoon session.