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Hot School Dinners

At Rimrose Hope our Kitchen Manager, Mrs. Igoe, carefully creates menus that are imaginative and nutritious. Our meals are planned around a two week cycle and are prepared freshly onsite providing our children with plenty of choice whether it be a hot nutritious meal, a deli style salad wrap/sandwich or pasta pots. With our in-house catering we are able to provide our children with a healthy nutritious meal for a cost of £1.60 as opposed to the £2.20 charged by Sefton Caterers. Our extensive menu caters for all tastes. Our kitchen staff work closely with parents and teachers to create menus for specific dietary requirements.

Good reasons to choose a school lunch

There are many reasons why you should choose a hot school dinner for your child.

Our school dinners:

  • are prepared on site by catering staff who are thoroughly trained in all aspects of food hygiene and health and safety regulations;
  • will help your child to concentrate during lessons and recharge their energy;
  • encourage healthy eating habits;
  • provide up to three of your child's five a day portions of fruit and vegetables;
  • are a great way for children to try new foods and develop tastes for different foods;
  • offer a daily selection and choice of freshly cooked main meals, salads, desserts, fresh fruit and yoghurt;
  • offer vegetarian options every day;
  • can cater for any special cultural or dietary requirements; we work closely with parents and teachers to make sure that each child can enjoy a hot, healthy and nutritious meal at lunchtime;
  • help children to have the confidence to make choices;
  • help children to develop social skills by eating and relaxing with others;
  • take away the responsibility of providing a packed lunch.

Lunch Menus

Packed Lunches

We believe that lunch time is an extremely important part of our day for the children as it is a time for them to relax with friends and recharge their batteries with a healthy nutritious meal, and it is often a time of the day the children look forward to. However, can parents please ensure that their child's lunch box does not include any of the following; energy drinks, fizzy drinks, sugary drinks, sweets, chocolate and confectionery. Whilst we encourage all children to have a hot school meal, if your child prefers to bring a packed lunch to school then please have a look at the links below, which suggest lots of delicious and healthy packed lunch options, which will ensure that all children have the energy required to work and play in the school day afternoon.

 

 

Universal Free School Meals (Reception, Year 1 and 2)

Under Government Legislation, every child in KS1 (Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2) is entitled to a free school dinner every day. However, if you are in receipt of certain qualifying benefits, we ask that you still complete a Free School Meal application form as this will identify your child as a Pupil Premium recipient. Our school receives additional funding for every child identified as Pupil Premium which is used to further the learning experience of these children.

Sefton Free School Meals Form

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