School Meals

We believe that lunchtime is an important part of the school day. Children at Raddlebarn have access to good quality, home cooked food every day, giving them the chance to sit down and share a healthy meal with their class mates.  In Spring 2015, we were delighted to extend our kitchen – this has enabled Sam, our cook, and her team to prepare home cooked tasty meals.

Here is our menu

The menu  is organised in blocks of four weeks, to ensure the children can eat an interesting variety of food. The week beginning 31.10.16 is Week 2.

Cost of Meals

Current costs are:

Nursery: £1.85 per day

Reception – Year 2: Free

Year 3 – Year 6: £2.15

School Food Standards

Food served at Raddlebarn meets the school food standards so that children have healthy, balanced diets.

School meals provide:

  • high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, other cereals and potatoes

There cannot be:

  • drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals and vending machines
  • more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week

You can read more about school food standards on the School Food Plan website.

Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically get free school meals.  To find out if your child qualifies for free school meals – please refer to the DFES website or speak to the staff in the school office.

Nursery lunches

All the children in Raddlebarn Nursery have school dinners on the days that they are here for the full day. This is in addition to a fruit snack and drink of milk or water part way through the morning.  We view both snack and lunchtimes as a very important part of the learning your child will do at Raddlebarn Nursery. These times are some of the times of the day when s/he learns to socialise and to share.  We want all the children to see mealtimes as an important and fun part of the day. Nursery staff go into the dining room with the children – they encourage the children to try different foods and monitor what they eat so they can share this with parents at the end of the day.