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School Meals


The government allows us to restrict dining on the premises to school dinners. Food standards for school food are in force and caterers need to ensure a nutritional balance for all meals. We have reviewed all menus in the light of the new more stringent nutritional standards.

Bread now has to be served as an accompaniment to all meals so we will have adjusted the ‘light’ option accordingly. There will always be a meat or fish main, a vegetarian main and accompanying vegetables. Then there will always be a jacket potato offered with tuna, or coleslaw or baked bean topping. The salad cart will also be offered. Desserts will always offer fresh fruit whole or in a salad and one other. A full menu can be viewed below.

The government currently part funds all school dinners for Reception class upwards in primary schools. Children in Nursery are still charged. Parents are requested to pay for these weekly, monthly or at the beginning of each term. Parents should pay for school dinners via ParentPay.

Please note that no packed lunches are allowed on the premises and all children either register for meals or are able to go home for lunch.

Please note that as a Jewish school, the Simon Marks Jewish Primary School kitchen is a kosher one. All ingredients are purchased from kosher suppliers and/or approved under the United Synagogue kashrut guide. We have a ‘meat’ kitchen where no dairy products are served- there are kosher alternatives available for all meals so pupils have a rich and varied selection of foods.

School dinners are served in the dining area.

Pupils in nursery and Key Stage 1 receive fresh fruit in the morning break; others may bring fruit snacks and water for playtime.

It remains paramount that you register for free school meals if you believe you are entitled to these. There are occasions when you may receive food vouchers during school holidays.

If you would like to discuss free school meals, or any other aspect of school meals, please contact the school office.