Our school meals are very popular and around 80% of RKS children have them each day. Lunch menus are nutritionally balanced and all food is cooked in our recently refurbished kitchens. Surrey County Council are contracted to provide our catering.
Our school cook, Mrs Julia Findlay, and her team, know the children well, so are able to ensure children are eating well. Midday supervisors are also able to let us know if they have any concerns so that we can liaise with parents.
Some families are entitled to free school meals and we encourage parents to ask the Office for information. All enquiries / organisation of free school meals is treated in strict confidence.
Dinner money may be paid weekly or half-termly: Online at: http://www.parentmail2.co.uk
Alternatively parents may pay by cash or cheque made payable to Surrey County Council. Payment should be made on the first day of each week or half-term and we ask parents to pay promptly for school meals to help reduce the admin workload.
Children who are absent through illness and inform the school of their absence by 10.15am will be credited with that day's payment.
All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free hot meal each day (through the Government's Universal Free School Meal initiative). If your child would prefer not to have a school meal, and would like to bring a packed lunch instead, please inform the office. This initiative will be reviewed by the Government annually to decide if it will continue for the next academic year.
Children who bring packed lunch may sit with friends, regardless of whether they have packed or school lunches. We ask that parents support our Healthy Schools status by providing nutritionally balanced food and you may find our Healthy Snacks leaflet below provides helpful suggestions and information about allergies etc. Please note that we are a nut free school; please be mindful of this when preparing packed lunches and providing snacks for your children. This is because there are currently several children and adults throughout the school with nut allergies.
Children may bring in snacks for their mid-morning break. We ask that these do not contain nuts, as we have children at school who suffer from severe nut allergies. Appropriate snacks include fresh or dried fruit and breakfast bars (which do not contain nuts). Reception and KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit or a vegetable each day from the ‘fruit for schools’ scheme, but parents are very welcome to supplement this with further snacks.
As stated above, because of allergies we are a nut free school.
Children should bring in a non-glass container with water to drink during the day, including during lessons. This is particularly important during hot weather.