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School Meals

We are a Nut Free School

Pupils are not allowed to bring nuts, of any kind, into school, including peanut butter sandwiches or cereal bars containing any kind of nut. This is to protect children and adults in school who have severe nut allergies.

School Meals

Our school meals for the Nursery and School are cooked on site by AIP (Alliance in Partnership). Their Primary School offer is all about promoting a well-balanced diet whilst encouraging the children to try new things and to have fun with food! AiP provide fresh, healthy nutritious food and professional catering and produce quality, fresh, locally sourced and seasonal meals.

The Menus operate on a 3 weekly rota with a wide range of choice for the children. These Menus change throughout the year. AiP understand the importance of taking allergies seriously and cultural requirements into consideration and work in close partnership with the school and parents.

Children are provided with a colour coded wristband to match their choice of meal to ensure that they receive the meal they have ordered.

Menus for Autumn 2 2023

Menu Choices


If your child has an allergy you will be required to complete an allergy form from AiP. All information about allergies is shared with all staff within school so that we can keep your child safe and all staff are trained in administering medication as required.

Universal Infant Free School Meals 

Universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) provides funding for all government funded schools to offer free school meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. From Year 3 to Year 6 meals must be paid for by parents – we try to make the meals as affordable as possible.

Pupil Premium Grant 

If you are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, your child will be entitled to a free school meal for 6 years from the date of eligibility. Please speak to Mrs Tucker in the school office for further information on how to apply for Free School Meals.

Check to see if you are eligible for Free School Meals (Pupil Premium Grant)

Packed Lunches 

If children do not wish to have a cooked meal they are able to bring a packed  lunch. These should be healthy and we ask that no carbonated/fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars are included in this

Nursery Lunchtimes

From the age of 3, children who attend The Little Griffin Nursery are welcome to stay for the lunch session (11.45am-12.30pm). This session is parent funded and applies to children who stay all day and those who stay for mornings only but wish to extend their time to 12.30pm. We offer a cooked meal or children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch.

The charges are £7.00 (with meal provided) or £4.50 (bringing packed lunch).

Breaktimes (Key Stage 1 and 2) / Snack Time (Nursery and Reception)

In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, children are entitled to a piece of free fruit/vegetable each day and pupils under 5 years old also receive free milk. This is semi-skimmed milk, in line with government and NHS guidance. Parents of children over 5 years old can order milk for morning break through at a small cost. If your child has an allergy or intolerance, please do let us know. We are happy for you to provide the milk alternative that your child needs and we will ensure they are given it. 

In Key Stage 2, children should bring in a snack of fruit or vegetables. If grapes are provided please cut these in half lengthways to prevent the possibility of choking. Chocolate, crisps, cereal bars or sweets of any kind are not permitted – snacks must be something that has grown on a tree, on a bush or in the ground! We all want to promote healthy eating habits for all of our children to keep them fit and healthy.

Drinks at School

Children should bring water in a named water bottle each day. Being well-hydrated has been shown to help children’s brains stay active and alert. Water bottles are kept in the classroom and children are encouraged to drink regularly, especially after breaktimes. No squashes or juices are permitted.