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New Menu for Summer Term 2021

At Ashcombe we run our own kitchen and hold healthy school status. All our meals are nutritionally balanced and comply with the national standards for school meals. Our kitchen manager Sheila Hale uses fresh quality ingredients from local suppliers and prepares the meals daily allowing the food to be served to the highest standard.

A healthy and balanced lunch, (whether school hot meals or packed lunch), helps your child maintain focus concentration and energy throughout the school day. 

The cost of each school meal is £2.30, money for meals should be paid for in advance, weekly, monthly or termly via your Parent Pay account.

Each day, your child will need to pick from the menu, dinner numbers are sent to the kitchen before 9.20am and menu choices can not be changed after this point, this is to minimise the amount of food that is wasted.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive their school meals free of charge. Please click here for more information on free school dinners, including how to apply for a free school dinner if your child is in a different year group.
Children may bring a packed lunch if parents prefer. Please make sure these are provided in appropriate containers and clearly marked with your child’s name. We actively encourage a healthy packed lunch (either everyday or on school trips).

A typical balanced lunch box should contain:
  • A drink of water or pure fruit juice
  • A piece of fresh fruit
  • A sandwich / wrap or pasta (carbohydrate)
  • A protein/ dairy element
  • No more than 2 small ‘treat’ items, such as flavoured yoghurt, fun size bar, cereal bar, cheese strings, crisps etc.
  • We ask that parents do not send their child into school with any nut or nut based products as snacks or in their lunches. We have several children with severe nut allergies, therefore, this is a simple way that we can keep each other safe. 

If you would like other menu ideas to provide your child with a varied range for their lunch box please visit the school food trust website.