School meals are a great way to ensure your child is eating a healthy and well balanced meal during the day. All food is freshly prepared and cooked on the school premises. All children in KS1 are entitled to free school meal. A cost of £2.15p per day, is payable for all children in KS2. This should be paid in advance on a Monday at the school office. Alternatively, please click on this link to pay the caterers directly via PayPal. www.principals-catering.com
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals these must be re-applied for before the start of every new school year. A reminder letter is sent out to parents in June for a September start.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals but prefers to have a packed lunch from home, you should still apply for this benefit as we as a school receive extra funding for every pupil who qualifies.
Our school tuck shop is open daily selling fresh fruit and vegetables to all children priced at 15p per item.
Our canteen staff are proud to produce delicious school dinners that are planned in accordance with the food standards agency requirements. There is always a choice of food available and children are encouraged to try new foods. Fruit and vegetables are included in the menu every day. Water and milk is provided for the children to drink.
We ask that if you choose to provide your child with a packed lunch that you avoid unhealthy options such as sweets and crisps and opt for fruit, raisins and healthier alternatives. As there are children who suffer from nut allergies, we request that children DO NOT come to school with any food that could contain nuts.
You can also find further information regarding packed lunches at Nutritionist Resource - www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk
Putting life in your days and days on your life.
Children’s understanding of the importance of a balanced diet is emphasised during science and PSHE lessons in every year group. Children are taught to eat healthily, get regular exercise and look after their teeth.
Break/Lunchtimes at Drapers Mills
This term, Drapers Mills have employed Premier Sports to come in and assist during break and lunch times. Qualified coaches have been the focal point of the playground where they are leading fun, diverse and enjoyable activities. It has been observed that the playground is a fun, safe and engaging environment for the children to enjoy and learn new skills.