Lunch at School
School Lunches are free to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Children in these year groups must opt for School Meals every day or packed lunches every day due to the terms of the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals funding.
At Rowley Lane we use Meal Selector so pupils order their meal each morning during register time. This helps to reduce waste and also helps to ensure each child gets their preferred menu choice.
As Meal Selector is linked to ParentPay, children in Years 3-6 no longer need to keep to an agreed meal pattern, they can select a school meal or bring a packed lunch on any day. Each day that a meal is selected the £2.30 charge will be deducted from the ParentPay balance.
School meals should always be paid for in advance, please check your child's ParentPay balance regularly and top up when running low, the account should always remain in credit.
An example page from Meal Selector is shown.
Copies of the menu are available to download from this page.
IThe school and the Kitchen are currently working under guidelines in relation to COVID-19. Because of these, lunchtime arrangements and provision are different to normal. Below are the menus that are on offer from Monday 12th April 2021 onwards. Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 eat their lunch in the school hall but all other year groups eat their lunch in the classrooms.
We will begin to serve hot lunches for children in Nursery from Monday 19th April 2021, children who choose this option need to have a school meal on all the days that they stay for lunch. The menus for Nursery children can be viewed on the Nursery Year Group page click here
Are you eligible for Free School Meals? Click below to find out. Even if your child is receiving Universal Infant Free School Meals (Reception to Year 2), it is worth applying as there are other benefits....click here to find out more.
If you do not opt for school meals, then packed lunches are the alternative. If you are sending your child with a packed lunch, please follow our packed lunch guidelines. These were drawn up by our School Council made up of children from Reception to Year 6.
No Nuts Allowed - this is due to severe allergies in school
A healthy savoury - e.g a sandwich, pasta salad
Include Fruit or vegetables such as carrot sticks - please chop grapes in half.
A dairy item - cheese or a yoghurt
A small treat - a biscuit, small piece of cake, bag of crisps (no sweets allowed)
A drink - water or juice - No fizzy drinks allowed.