Florence Melly Community Primary School
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Our school meals are provided by an outside company called Chartwells. They offer catering and food services to primary and secondary schools and academies. You can find out more about Chartwells by following the link: https://www.chartwells.co.uk/primaries/.

The hot-dinner offer from Chartwells changes regularly and runs on a three-week cycle. For this term’s menu, please click the link below:

Week 1 Menu

Week 2 Menu

Week 3 Menu

If you require a change in lunch arrangements you must inform our school office. 

Packed Lunches

Alternatively, children may bring a healthy packed lunch to school. This should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. In line with our healthy schools policy, please try to ensure that you provide your child with a healthy packed lunch. Energy drinks are strictly NOT allowed. We recommend that sweets and chocolate are kept to an absolute minimum and included as a treat on a Friday only. As part of our on-going commitment to the environment, we recommend that you use insulated lunch boxes and reusable plastic containers instead of single use plastic items (Mr Mullin, our Science Lead, and Miss Jen, our Allotment Lead, will be particularly proud).

In recent weeks we have dealt with several incidents where children’s packed lunches have been spoilt (for whatever reason) and we want to inform all parents of what we can and cannot do in these circumstances. 

If there is a problem with your child’s packed lunch (they cannot eat it because it has been lost, spoilt or inedible), the affected pupil will be offered a jacket potato with/without beans from our hot selection instead. Understandably, Chartwells (the company who run our school dinners) cannot offer any other than this because of potential allergen issues. If in the very unlikely event that your child’s packed lunch is inedible and they do not like jacket potato, we will call parents/carers to bring in a replacement lunch. 

We hope that parents/carers understand the reasoning behind this approach.

Free School Meals

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal as part of the government’s universal free school meal offer. However, it is important that if you qualify for free school meals that you apply for them as our school obtains additional funding to spend on resources and activities for the children. Please click the link below to download an application form or contact the school office if you need help completing the form.


What to do if your child has a food allergy or specific, individual dietary requirements…

Please contact the school office and make an appointment if you would like to discuss any allergen issues or individual dietary requirements your child may have.  We will do our absolute best to cater for all individuals. 

Playtime Snacks

Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day. Fruit is provided for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring healthy snack like fruit or a cereal bar to enjoy during their morning break.