School Meals

Our catering provision is provided and managed by TCS.

At Boreham Primary School, we pride ourselves on being a healthy eating school and provide freshly prepared nutritionally balanced ‘home cooked’ meals. Our fresh ingredients are locally sourced. For children in Key Stage 2 the cost per day is £2.50 and this includes a hot meal, vegetarian option or jacket potato, salad, dessert and water. Wednesday is one of our most popular days, with the children enjoying a delicious roast dinner! We have a summer and autumn menus. Each menu is a three-week cycle which rotates termly. We always take the opportunity to offer special themed meals to celebrate events such Valentines Day / Easter / World Book Day.

Hopefully your child will love to sample our delicious school meals.

At the beginning of the school day, each child will be asked by the class teacher which meal option they will be having that day; main meal, vegetarian, jacket potato or packed lunch. Once recorded, KS2 children will be charged for their school meal. Unfortunately, any meals ordered in error will be charged for as the meal will have already been cooked by the kitchen. All school meals can be paid for online via Pay360.

  • If, for any reason, you have not been able to pay for the school meals that have been ordered a letter will be sent home at the end of the week advising you of the amount outstanding. All outstanding payments should be paid as soon as possible.
  • We have a zero tolerance policy on school meal debt and all children’s meals should be paid for in advance.

If you have any queries about the above please do not hesitate to call into the office and speak to a member of staff.

Lunchtimes - Packed Lunches

If parents provide a packed lunch for their child, then the container must be clearly marked with their name and class. Children must not bring any glass containers, glass lined thermos flasks or cans of drink to school. Sweets, chocolate bars and fizzy/energy drinks are not permitted in packed lunch boxes. Boreham Primary School is a nut aware school and we ask that parents do not put any nut products in their child’s lunch box. This follows nutritional guidelines from Children's Food Trust.

Pupils lunchboxes should offer balanced nutrition and these are monitored during lunchtime by the Midday Assistants and members of the Senior Leadership Team.

Healthy Eating Policy

As a health promoting school, Boreham Primary is committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards food and a healthy diet. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is integral to our curriculum and we recognise the importance of offering children the opportunity to make informed choices about what they eat.

As a school we know that a balanced diet is fundamental to the quality of a child’s life, not just in providing essential nutrition, but also in communicating and sharing positive values, attitudes and experiences.

After consultation with pupils and staff, Boreham has adopted the following policy of a fruit or vegetable snack ONLY for morning break times. This applies to all children across the school. Pupils in Reception and KS1 benefit from the free Fruit and Vegetables Scheme. Pupils are encouraged to eat their piece of fruit as part of their morning break time.

All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle so they can have access to water throughout the day. Water dispensers and fountains are provided across the school so that children can refill their bottles regularly. Water only is permitted in classrooms.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

From September 2014, the Government introduced free school meals for all infant aged children. That is children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

With the introduction of this initiative any infant parent who was previously eligible for free mschool meals will no longer have to make a separate application for financial support for meals. However, to ensure the school continues to receive Pupil Premium funding for any pupil that is either currently eligible or has been in the past 6 years for free school meals, parents will be requested to complete a questionnaire when your child starts school.

Parents of pupils in years 3 6 who are in receipt of certain benefits must continue to apply for free school meals where necessary. Please contact the school office for more information.