Each day the children have four options to choose from, including Halal and vegetarian options. We ensure that all children have something to eat at lunchtime and therefore Mrs Paget and the kitchen staff will make some adjustments for children who do not like any of the options on a particular day. However, we do encourage children to try new things and choose from the menu whenever possible. This is because young children will sometimes mix up ‘I don’t like …’ with ‘I have never tried … before’. The lunchtime staff also monitor that the children are eating their dinners and where there are concerns that children are not eating enough, over a period of time, they inform the class teacher who will inform the parents.
As of September 2014 all children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a free school dinner, regardless of circumstances. From Year 3 upwards the cost is £11.50 per week (or £2.30 per day) unless your child is entitled to Free School Meals (for more information on FSM call 0161 253 6006 or e-mail email@example.com). When paying for school dinners you can pay by cash or cheque (made payable to Bury MBC) either weekly, half termly or termly.
If you would like to move your child from packed lunches to school dinners (or visa versa) then inform the school office in the week before, ready to begin the following Monday.
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