What are the dinner time arrangements?
Meals are cooked on the premises. We would encourage all children to have a hot nutritional meal every day. Menus are available from school.
To assist administrative arrangements meals must be paid for on Mondays or the first day back after a school holiday. The cost of the meals can vary from year to year but details of the prices can be obtained from the school secretary.
We ask that dinner monies be brought in on Mondays in a sealed envelope with the child’s name and amount of money clearly written on the envelope.
St Wilfrid’s is a healthy school. Our school meals are cooked on site and comply with Government standards. A choice of hot food is available and children can select salad vegetables to accompany their meal from a salad bar.
Menus are provided and displayed in advance and children are free to alternate between school dinners and packed lunches whenever they choose.
Free school meals are supplied to those children entitled to them. Parents who wish to make enquiries about eligibility for free meals can do so by contacting the School Meals Department at the Gateshead Civic Centre.
Some parents may prefer their children to bring packed lunches. If so please use a plastic box and ensure all drinks are in a non-breakable container No glass bottles are to be brought into school. As a healthy school we can provide guidance on what should be in a packed lunch.
In line with our Healthy School Policy we ask parents to provide a balanced packed lunch containing e.g. sandwich, fruit, a biscuit and drink. Please do not send fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate (including chocolate covered biscuits and cakes).
Children are rewarded for eating healthily with stickers given by lunch time staff.