Nearly all of the children stay at school during lunchtime. At Holmer Lake our meals are prepared by our school cook, Mrs Caron Marchant and catering assistants Mrs Elaine Dunn, Mrs Kerry Cartwright and Mrs Donna Edwards. Parents are invited to attend special lunchtime events at least once a term, including the opportunity to sample the new school menu.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a Free School Meal. Parents who are on benefits, should still complete the entitlement to Free School Meals forms, as this ensures that school receives the Pupil Premium Grant for your child. This additional funding is to support accelerated and sustained progress.
You can pay for your child’s school lunch each day at a cost of £2.30 for years 3 - 6. If you think that you are entitled to receive free school meals for your child please do not hesitate to contact the office as this can be very easily arranged.
The school menu can be viewed here.
Some parents prefer their child to have a packed lunch rather than the school meal. Most children bring their packed lunch in a sandwich box with a plastic flask or bottle for their drink. Please ensure that you provide a non-fizzy drink. Please provide spoons for yoghurt and desserts. In the interests of safety, children are asked to bring drinks in a plastic bottle. The school has a policy of no sweets in lunchboxes as part of its commitment towards being a healthy school. All children have access to water throughout the day.
The school reserves the right to exclude children who demonstrate inappropriate behaviour at lunchtime. A system of warnings and reports would precede this action, which would only be taken as a last resort in the interests of the safety and well being of all our children.