School meals are provided by Chartwell's, being cooked at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School in Folkestone and then transported to be served on the premises. Please see the menu below.
School Meals Menu
The cost of a school meal is £2.35 per day - £11.75 per week. Payment for all meals is via ParentPay as it is paid directly to Chartwells the meal provider and you can use your credit or debit card. Meals must be booked by 9.30am each day. Children in KS1 are entitled to funded school meals but you still need to book the meals using the ParentPay system. This also applies to children eligible for Free School Meals.
All meals are taken in the school hall, served by Catering Assistants. There are also Teaching Assistants on duty. The midday meal is considered to be part of the children’s social training.
Children may bring their own lunch. We encourage parents to ensure that packed lunches are healthy and wholesome. Glass containers or canned drinks are not permitted for safety reasons. Any wrappers or remains must be taken home at the end of the school day.
The children are encouraged to bring a water bottle into class daily so fresh water is always available. We know that water stimulates concentration throughout the day!
The school is currently operating a Breakfast Club. The children attending pay for the breakfast in advance or on the day but separate from payments for school lunchtime meals. The food provided meets the standard and quality required under the DCFS guidance for nutritional standards and is charged at £1.70 per day. This also needs to be booked in advance and paid for using the ParentPay system.
The school will provide an item of fresh fruit daily to all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2. Children in Years 3,4,5,6 can bring in a healthy snack of fruit to have during playtime. During this time children will learn about current affairs or talk about issues of concern to them.
Free School Meal Eligibility
Your child might be entitled to free school meals if you are receipt of certain benefits. To check if you are eligible, please see the poster below. If you believe you are eligible please click here, it will take you directly to the Kent County Council website for you to make your application. If you have any queries regarding Free School Meals please contact the school office.