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. Children can either have a school meal, their own packed lunch from home or they can be collected and taken home to eat their lunch at home.
If pupils order a school dinner (any option), a charge of £2.15 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. If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, ParentPay automatically credits the cost of each meal so you won’t be charged.
Newport City Council works with a company called ‘Chartwells‘ to provide a nutritious, freshly cooked, affordable meals each day.
If your child is having a school meal, they can choose from six options: a school hot meal (Red choice), a sandwich meal (Blue or Purple choice), a school halal meal (Yellow choice), a school vegetarian meal (Green choice) or a school jacket potato (Orange choice).
Your child will tell their teacher their choice during registration in the morning.
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 your ParentPay account is in credit and topped up before your child orders a school meal. You should check it regularly to see when your child has ordered a school meal. If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, ParentPay will automatically credit their account each time they order 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.