Children may have a school lunch, cooked on the premises. Your child will bring home a leaflet with information about the menus, and they are also on display by the office, in classrooms and at: https://www.myschoollunch.co.uk/cambridgeshire/parents/menus/default.asp.
A varied, nutritionally balanced meal, with a vegetarian option is available. We can also cater for children with diagnosed food allergies. Please contact us for further information if your child is known to be allergic to any foodstuffs.
Pupils in Reception, and Years 1 and 2 will be entitled to a free school meal. Parents will need to pay for school meals for children in Key Stage 2. The cost of a school meal with effect from September 2015 is £2.25, and this costs is usually revised in September of each year. You will be advised of any price increase.
We have an on-line payment system at www.payyourschool.co.uk, which is the preferred method of payment. This system is also used for payment of voluntary contributions, and for giving parental consent for school trips.
Payment should be made in advance for meals and may be made weekly, half termly or termly. Cash or cheques are also accepted in school. Cheques may be made payable to Bewick Bridge Community Primary School (BBCPS). Please place all cash and cheque payments in an envelope marked with your child’s name and class, and the amount. Your child should hand this to their class teacher at registration, or alternatively envelopes may be posted in the red letter box situated near to the school office.
The kitchen currently provides a choice of main and side dishes, as well as a self-service salad bar and a choice of hot and cold puddings and fruit. Pupils state their choice of main meal during registration, and are handed wristbands to wear, coloured depending on their choice: Red for meat based option Green for vegetarian Blue for salad The wristband is then exchanged for the relevant meal at lunchtime.
The classes come into lunch on a rota basis, and inevitably there is less choice for desserts when pupils are on ‘last sitting’.
Alternatively, your child may bring a packed lunch to school. Lunch boxes should be named and should not include any food containing nuts, cans, glass bottles or fizzy drinks. Each class has a trolley for packed lunch boxes and children collect their lunch boxes at the start before entering the school hall for lunch. Children having school meals or packed lunches may choose where to sit in the hall. Classes are brought in one at a time on a rota basis.