Lunchtimes at Acre Heads

Each day the majority of children stay at school for a delicious school dinner or packed lunch using the school hall and outside picnic areas. Our children enjoy eating at school and love the creative play sessions lunchtimes offer.

Lunch Times:

EYFS lunchtime 11:30am – 12:45pm

Key Stage 1 lunchtime 12:00am – 1:00pm

Key stage 2 lunchtime 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Example Dinner Menu

School Dinners

At Acre Heads Primary, we employ our own Cook and Kitchen Assistants and cook all our food on site to ensure the quality, nutrition and value for money of all our school dinners.

All meals are freshly cooked in our kitchens and they are all are accompanied by a well stocked, self-service salad/sandwich bar.

Children have a choice of:
  • main course:  a hot school meal, a filled, hot jacket potato or sandwich.
  • desert:  a school pudding, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad or choice of fruit.
  • drink:  either milk, juice or water.
All children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with their school lunch free of charge.
For children in Years 3, 4, 5 or 6 the cost of a school meal is £2.20.

Healthy Packed Lunches

We believe it is important that the young children in our care eat healthily. In our science curriculum, pupils are made aware of the benefits of healthy eating and the risks of a poor diet. Our hot school meals are prepared following national guidance on nutrition and provide a balanced diet. When children bring in their own packed lunch from home, we also ask that it be healthy, nutritious and well-balanced.

We recommend that a balanced packed lunch should contain

  • starchy food (e.g. bread, bagal, wrap or pasta);
  • protein foods (e.g. meat, fish, eggs, beans);
  • a dairy item (e.g. cheese or yoghurt);
  • a portion of fruit or vegetables;
  • a drink such as water or fruit juice.

The lunch box may also contain one of the following for that extra energy boost:

  • Packet of crisps
  • Sweet option – small piece of cake, biscuit or cookie.

There should be no sweets or chocolate or fizzy drinks in school and, as I’m sure you’ll understand, should they come into school, they will be confiscated and returned to parents at the end of the day.

Active Lunchtimes

We believe it is important that all children have access to creative play. As part of our focus on Active 60, we have designed our lunchtime provision to give all children the opportunity to be active through designated zones and active play. Since the adoption of zones, our children have significantly increased their physical activity and enjoyment.

School Meals Allergen and Food Intolerance Information

Has your child got any food allergies or intolerance? If so, please view our daily menu, so you can make an informed choice for your child. Please ensure you inform the school of any Allergen or Food Intolerance, so we can take the appropriate action.

There are 14 major allergens which need to be declared when used as an ingredient. Although every care is taken, some products may contain nuts and we cannot completely eliminate the risk of cross contamination during the production of the meals. Please contact the Welcome Desk to discuss the menu in more detail and any medical concerns.