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Lunchtime Arrangements

At lunchtimes there are five Midday Meals Supervisors who take care of the children whilst eating their lunch and playing on the playground. Under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals initiative introduced in September 2014, infant-aged children are entitled to a free hot or cold meal that is provided at St. Peter’s by the LA meals’ contractor CHARTWELLS which is cooked daily from fresh ingredients.

Packed Lunches:

A small number of our children bring a packed lunch. As a Medway Healthy School, we ask that lunches are as healthy as possible. Therefore, please do not include chocolate bars, sweets or fizzy drinks. Many of our parents find that cartons of juice are the easiest drink for the children to manage. There is always water available and beakers.

Chartwells' Cooked Meals & Packed Lunches

We have an on-site kitchen where hot meals are prepared and cooked daily. Due to the Government's Universal Free School Meals scheme for Infants, no child at our school needs to pay for school dinner or a packed lunch.  If your child has any dietry requirements please write this in a letter so that Chartwells are able to ensure that their dietary needs are met.  

If you choose for your child to have a packed lunch from home, it needs to be healthy.  For example, a sandwich, a piece of fruit, yoghurt and vegetable sticks.  Children are not allowed to bring in chocolate bars, sweets or fizzy drinks.  

Menu example

Playtime Snacks

Being part of the Government’s ‘Free Fruit and Veg’ scheme, fruit or vegetables are available for the children at break time. Alternatively children may bring in a Cereal Bar or Raisins from home. As part of our Personal, Social and Health Education programme, we place a lot of emphasis on healthy eating and as such the children are not permitted to eat crisps, sweets or chocolate at playtimes.

We are also part of the Cool Milk scheme, whereby children under 5 are entitled to FREE milk. For children over 5, milk can be purchased to drink at break times. If you are interested please ask at the Office for a leaflet.

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