Meals provided by Havering Catering Services are excellent quality and, this year, children in Reception through to Year 6 are all entitled to free school meals funded by the Government. The meals follow the Department for Education and Skills food standard guidelines and provide a wide range of dishes to tempt your child’s taste buds through a balanced and nutritious menu (available at the bottom of this page or in school).
In September 2007, new food based standards for school lunches were introduced. We have used the new standards to put together this guidance to help you provide healthy packed lunches for your child. A copy of the Government’s new Food Standards for Food in School is available in the school office and can be downloaded from: School Food Trust.
Packed lunches should include the following:
Meat, fish or a non-dairy source of protein
Starchy food such as bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, millet, cornmeal and other cereals
At least one portion of a vegetable or salad
Milk or dairy food
At least one portion of fruit.
Break-time Snacks and Drinks
Fresh water is available for use by the children throughout the day. No other drinks will be allowed in classrooms but children may bring a bottle or carton to drink with their lunch. These should be stored on their class lunch trolley at the beginning of the day.
In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, children are provided with a piece of fruit or a vegetable each day during morning break, funded by the government.
In Years 3-6, children are allowed to bring in fruit or vegetables from home for break-time. These should be labelled and put in the class basket daily, not left in their packed lunch bag as this can cause disruption at playtime.
Please note, WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL. We have pupils who have severe nut allergies which can be life threatening so no products containing nuts can be brought into school. Thank you for your cooperation.
SEE BELOW FOR UP TO DATE DIETARY CHARTS FOR ALLERGENS, GLUTEN FREE MEALS AND DAIRY FREE MEALS
or click on the link: https://wba.kafoodle.com/15672
Click on the link to view Branfil Primary school lunch menu.
Free School Meals Holiday Scheme
If your child is entitled to free school meals you will receive a cash payment during the holiday period. If you haven’t received this before and are a Havering resident please apply here: https://www.havering.gov.uk/covid19mealsupport
If you are not a Havering resident you need to apply to your local authority.