At Evendons we understand the importance of the enjoyment of meal times for our children so we create a family meal type setting. Our teachers eat alongside the children and we use knives and forks and crockery (no plastic trays!) to encourage them to become independent eaters and enjoy new tastes and foods.
We provide universal free school meals to all our pupils starting in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We encourage all children to take part in our school meal offering.
The hot meals are prepared at on site by our caterers Harrison Catering Ltd (our Chef Manager is Jill) and served to the children by teachers and lunchtime staff in a family meal setting.
During 2016-17 a fully equipped kitchen and servery will be built adjacent to the school dining hall where meals are served. In the meantime Jill and team will prepare the meals in a specialist mobile kitchen unit located close to the hall.
All of our meals are prepared using fresh ingredients and provide as much variation and choice for the children as possible.
Meals for KS2 children can be pre-ordered on a half-termly basis by making payment via the online payment system. When a parent has opted in, a school lunch will be provided for their child every day for the half-term. As the school pre-orders with our suppliers, refunds can not be made for individual meals not taken due to absence or personal choice.
Payments are due by the end of the first week of each half term. If a single payment is difficult, but you would like your child to have school meals, please contact the school office to talk about options.
If your family receive; Income Support, Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit plus an income below £16,190 or the Guarantee element of the State Pension Credit, your child(ren) may be eligible for Free School Meals. If you think your family may be eligible for Free School Meals please contact the office for more information on how to apply.
Our menus rotate on a three week cycle and the Summer 2019 menus are here:
In addition to the main options, jacket potatoes are available daily. Children will choose their main meal each morning at registration.
Special dietary requirements can be accommodated for and we work with parents to ensure that a child’s particular needs are catered for. Please speak to the office staff if you would like to arrange an appointment.
Page Updated by Zoe Green, School Business Manager – June 2019