School Meals

School Meals

At Brownhill we feel that School meals have many benefits. They provide opportunity for pupils to develop their social skills as they sit down with friends to enjoy their meals, they help encourage healthy eaters from a young age and it saves you the time and effort of planning and preparing a nutritious packed lunch. For all these reason we encourage children to have a school meal.

To make meal time even more appealing we have decided to change the way school dinners work at Brownhill. Each day during registration time at 9.00am your child will select their meal type & be given a corresponding colour-coded wristband. For example, red for main meal of the day, blue for Halal & green for a vegetarian option, yellow for sandwich and purple for jacket potato. Dinner staff will then use the colour coded band to ensure each child receives their chosen food.

The benefits

* It allows the school to provide more food options to pupils. Brownhill now has 5 options to choose from.

* Parents are able to view the menu with their children and help them choose; giving parents piece of mind knowing what their children are eating at school

* It avoids the disappointments of the child’s first choice running out

* And food waste is drastically reduced.

We hope that you feel this is a valued change to our dinner service.

You can view or download the Lunch Menu below.

LUNCHTIME ARRANGEMENTS

Children can either have a lunch prepared in the school kitchen or they can bring their own packed lunch. The cost of a school dinner for all children is £2.30 per day, £11.50 per week.  Dinner money for the whole week should be brought to the school office on the first day of the week.  It should be in a sealed envelope with your child's name, class and the correct amount clearly visible on the front.  If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to Co-op Academies Trust T/A Brownhill.  If you think you may be entitled to free school meals we urge you to contact The Benefits Agency who will be able to advise you how to claim them.

Parents who wish their children to bring a packed lunch are asked to prepare a healthy packed lunch with no fizzy drinks or glass bottles in a labelled lunch box.  This should be brought with the child on a morning.

Should you wish your child to change from school meals to packed lunches or vice versa please inform the school office a week in advance as meals have to be ordered.  Please note it not possible for your child to change from day to day.

During lunchtime children are in the care of Lunchtime Supervisers who lead play activities, administer first aid and take care of the children’s safety and well being.