Our school has been awarded Enhanced Healthy School status which means we are constantly working to promote the health and well-being of our entire school community.
Our meals are catered in line with our food policy and reflects our total commitment to being a healthy school. Meals are catered for in the Ground Floor Hall, with Nursery and Reception classes starting at 11.30am, Key Stage 1 classes starting from 12pm and then Key Stage 2 from 12.30pm onwards.
Cooked school lunches are available each day for children whose parents wish them to have one. The cost of school meals changes slightly every year but at present is £2.00 per day per child.
Cash or a cheque (payable to Burdett-Coutts school) for the correct amount should be paid at the beginning of each week to the school office and parents can choose to pay weekly or half termly. If your child is attending school for the first time, or you would like your child to start having school dinners, then please contact the school office to let us know.
Children opting for school dinners have access to two choices of a hot meal, bread and a salad bar. Fruit for dessert (although sometimes there is a hot pudding) and jugs of water are always available for the pupils. All the food is cooked on site in the school kitchen with the menu changing every 3 weeks.
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM):
- From September 2014, all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils attending state-funded schools will be eligible for free school meals. This is known as Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme.
- Further details regarding eligibility for UIFSM can be found on the Westminster website, along with an application form to apply.
- If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the school office and we will try our best to assist you.
We encourage our children to eat a healthy packed lunch containing items from all the food groups to ensure a balanced meal. Water or a sugar free drink is also an important part of your child’s lunch and should be included in their packed lunch.
Please note that sweets, fizzy drinks and chocolate bars are not allowed at school and therefore should not be included in packed lunches or even as an after-school snack.
You can download the nutrition.org packed lunch leaflet here for guidance on a healthy packed lunch. Packed lunches should always be labelled clearly with your child’s name and left on the trolley in the morning.