Hot School Lunches
Our hot school lunches are provided by Parrett House Catering and are served in our school hall. There are two choices of main courses (including a vegetarian option), choice of two puddings and a cup of milk each day.
Key Stage 1 School Meals (Reception, Years 1 and 2)
Every child in Reception, Years 1 and 2 is able to have a free meal at school, this is known as Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). The government has made this decision because a good lunch makes an enormous difference to children’s health, development and ability to learn. Here at High Ham Primary School, Parrett House Catering provide a free hot lunch for all of KS1. A menu is sent home before the autumn term starts to enable you and your child to choose their meals. If there are menu changes mid-year, we will let you know. The menu will be the same as the one shown on the right. If you wish to opt out of UIFSM then please use the ‘opt out’ form on the right hand side.
Key Stage 2 School Meals (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Please contact Parrett House Catering directly (Mrs Shelley Giles – 07793810078 or Shelleyg_01@hotmail.com) to order a hot school lunch. The menu choice form can be found on the right hand side of this page and needs to be emailed directly to the company. Money can be paid by BACS (for orders over £5) or cash (in a sealed envelope and posted in the Parrett House postbox at the front of the school). Please do not ring through or text your choices.
Prices: Daily £2.75. If you decide to purchase three or more meals in a week for a half term or termly block there is a 10% discount. Late orders are charged at £3 per meal.
What should I put in a packed lunch box?
The Government are understandably encouraging parents to pack healthy lunches for their children and guidance can be found on their ‘Change4Life’ website.
What about nuts?
At High Ham, we have several children with nut allergies. Therefore, we do ask pupils not to bring in nut products and instead save those for at home. If our staff think a product may contain nuts they will send it home.
What can I do to help?
Whilst we understand and appreciate that everyone has different views and some children have different requirements (For example, for medical needs some children may need a high calorie diet), we ask parents to provide a heathy lunch box which their child can eat independently.
What happens on a school trip day?
All KS1 children will be provided with a nut free/meat free packed lunch. They will need to bring their own drink. On KS2 trips, any children who usually are provided with a free school meal (FSM) are able to order a packed lunch to be provided.