School Meals

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 2018 we made improvements:

Changes to mealtimes

Lunchtime menus

Cost of Meals

Current costs per day are:

Nursery: £1.85

Reception – Year 2: Universal Free School Meals

Year 3 – Year 6: £2.15

School Food Standards

Food served at Raddlebarn easily meets the school food standards so that children have healthy, balanced diets and we continue to be awarded our 5 star hygiene rating too. This is something that we are really proud of.

School meals provide:

  • high-quality daily choice of a meat (including halal), fish or vegetarian options
  • unlimited vegetables, salad bar options and fruit
  • freshly baked bread

*If there are genuine medical requirements such as verified food allergies, please inform the school office.

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 due to the Universal Free School Meal initiative.  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.