Autumn 2023 Menu
We see lunchtimes as an important part of the children’s learning and socialisation during the school day and aim to provide a calm space in which children can eat their lunch whilst chatting to their friends about their morning’s learning.
As part of the government’s Universal Free School Meals strategy, all children in Reception and KS1 receive a daily meal with no cost to parents. Children in KS2 pay for their lunches. All children need to be signed up and food needs to be ordered the week before; this is a commitment we have made to reducing food waste so we only order and cook what we need on a daily basis. Food waste is having a huge impact on the environment and contributes to Climate Change - by selecting lunches for your children you are making a small change which will have a big impact! We appreciate the need for flexibility and parents are welcome to block-book food for a number of weeks, choose particular days (ie always on a Wednesday or Thursday) or just choose on a weekly basis if their child has a hot meal depending on the busy needs of a family home!
Children who bring a packed lunch with them are welcome to eat outside or with their friends in the school hall. Packed lunches and hot dinners are welcome to sit together at the tables.
Cleverchefs provide hot meals for children who attend Pirbright Club Class and also cater our Family Lunches (where parents can try out the food on offer) and various events throughout the year. They work with School Council to gain children’s feedback and the adults on duty in the hall provide feedback to the kitchen from the children on a daily basis.