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Children may bring a healthy packed lunch to school; sweets/chocolate/nuts should not be brought to school at lunchtimes.
Healthy and delicious school meals, cooked at our partner school Ashby Willesley, are available every day. The latest School Dinner menus and information on special diets are available to view on the Leicestershire County Council website. Our school has the 3 choice option.
Children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school lunch, funded by the Department for Education. School meals for children in Year 3 to 6 currently cost £2.55. Payments for school meals (and other visits and activities) are made online through sQuid.
Children may be entitled to Free School Meals based on family income. Please see the Local Authority website for more information and eligibility criteria and how to apply. It is important that parents claim this support (including children in Years Foundation to Year 2) as children that qualify for income based Free School Meals will also be able to access extra support in school.
Free fruit is available for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children at break times, no other snacks should be brought into school other than a drink of water in a named container.
All Key Stage 2 children are asked to eat fruit/vegetable snacks at break times; we do not allow sweets, chocolates, crisps or nut products.
Please be aware that we are a nut free school and all parents are asked to ensure that their child does not bring nuts or foods containing nuts into school. This includes snacks, lunch box items and birthday treats. Fruit or vegetable snacks are preferred and snacks that are store bought should have an ingredients list on the food label. We want to minimise the risk from nuts or foods containing nuts as much as is reasonably possibly.
A milk scheme is operated through ‘Cool Milk’ which provides milk cartons at break time for all children. This is free for 4 year olds (once registered for the scheme) and subsidised for older children. See www.coolmilk.com or collect a form from the office.
Ashby Hastings Primary School
Headteacher: Rachel Mckeown
Ashby de la Zouch