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Lunches and milk

School Lunches

School lunch is provided by Nourish Contract Catering.

The cost of having school meals is as follows:

  • 1 day – £2.60
  • 2 days – £5.20
  • 3 days – £7.80
  • 4 days – £10.40
  • 5 days – £13.00

If your child is entitled to free school meals or is in Reception or Years 1 and 2 then there will be no payment required.  Your child will need to advise the teacher if they need a school lunch.  To book and/or pay for your childs lunch then simply go to your Arbour account (The Parent App can be downloaded from either the Playstore on android phones or the Apple Store on iPhones) further information is available from the school office.   Pupils can also request lunch on the day with the teacher and a charge will be made to your account.

You can pay for a week, a month or term.  You will need to pay by Sunday evening for the coming week’s lunches.  Your child can choose their meal at the counter each day.  The latest menu is shown below.

Nourish Contract Catering
Unit 27, Metro Business Centre
Kangley Bridge Road
Sydenham
London
SE26 5BW

office@nourishcc.co.uk

Tel: 020 8778 1111

School dinner menu

Do you think that you are eligible for free school meals?

Find out whether you are and apply on the governments website https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Pembury School Packed Lunch Guidelines 

Overall aim of the guidelines: 

To encourage all pupils who bring packed lunches from home to be consumed in school (or on school trips) that will provide them with healthy and nutritious food that is similar to food served in schools, which is now regulated by national standards.

How and why the guidelines were formulated: 

  • To make a positive contribution to children’s health and Healthy Schools Status.
  • To encourage a happier and calmer population of children and young people.
  • To promote consistency between packed lunches and food provided by schools which, from September 2006 and 2007, must adhere to national standards set by the government.
  • To contribute to the self-evaluation for review by Ofsted.

Food and drink in packed lunches: what our guidelines state 

  • The school will provide facilities for pupils bringing in packed lunches and ensure that free, fresh drinking water is readily available at all times.
  • The school will work with the pupils to provide attractive and appropriate dining room arrangements
  • As fridge space is not available in school, pupils are advised to bring packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks where possible to prevent the food from going off.
  • Wherever possible, the school will ensure that packed lunch pupils and school dinner pupils will be able to sit and eat together.

Packed lunches should include: 

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus, and falafel) every day.
  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
  • dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromagefrais or custard everyday
  • only still water, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.

Packed lunches should not include: 

  • Nuts/peanut butter – due to the increasing number of children we have in school with nut allergies
  • Snacks such as crisps. Instead, include seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy food are also a good choice.
  • Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets. Cakes and biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal.
  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages / chipolatas – these should be included only occasionally.

Special diets and allergies 

The school also recognises that some pupils may require special diets that do not allow for the standards to be met exactly. In this case parents are urged to be responsible in ensuring that packed lunches are as healthy as possible. For these reasons pupils are also not permitted to swap food items.

Milk and Fruit

Milk is provided free of charge for children under 5 years of age and is available for over 5s at a cost. More information can be found at www.coolmilk.co.uk 

Fruit is provided for all EYFS and Key Stage 1 children as a snack during the day. 

Children are asked to bring in a water bottle to school.

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Pembury Primary School
Lower Green Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4EB
Phone: 01892 822 259 Email: office@pembury.kent.sch.uk