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School Meals and Packed Lunches

School Dinners

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled to receive a free school lunch. However, children are not forced to take up the offer of a free hot meal, and can bring a packed lunch if they wish. A school dinner for children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 if they wish to have one costs £2.32 per day.

Dinners do not need to be pre-ordered via the School Money dinner payment system. A dinner register is taken by the teachers during morning registration and these are put onto the system at the end of each school day.

All meals are cooked on site by our catering staff, with high quality ingredients, which are sourced locally where possible. Special dietary requirements are catered for and menus are always available in advance. Sometimes there may be slight changes to the menus due to unforeseen circumstances but we will endeavour to let parents know when this happens.

Nut Allergy

As we have a child in school with a serious nut allergy, please do not send your child into school with any products that contain nuts. This includes products that may contain traces of nuts. Potential allergens could include the following:

* Spreads, e.g. chocolate spread * Cereal bars * Some types of biscuit

* Condiments, e.g. satay sauce * Cakes * Some snack pots

It is important that you check the labelling of food products before sending your child into school with them- it is not always apparent that products contain nuts or traces of nuts.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme for Key Stage One Pupils

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is given the option of having one piece of fruit or veg each day free of charge, which they are given during their morning break.

Breaktime snacks

At Bryn Offa we try to promote healthy eating and as such we only allow fruit or vegetables at snacks at breaktime. Dried fruit is allowed but only if it doesn’t have any added sugar or fat.