We are very lucky at Houghton Conquest Lower School to have our food supplied by Caterlink an award winning food service provider catering for schools.
Caterlink is the first contract caterer to achieve the ‘Food for Life’ catering mark awarded by the Soil Association which endorses caterers who deliver healthy and climate friendly menus.
We were delighted that we were able to return to hot school meals; due to the nature of the school environment, however we have had to simplify the menu to allow for this to happen. Our menu for the summer term will remain as it was in the Spring Term starting with Week One on our return.
Menu choices: We ask parents to choose carefully and commit to their food choices for a full term. Once we have completed the cycle of 3 weeks we do allow parents to make changes at this point; thereafter we ask you to commit to the choices made. Please help us by ensuring your child’s menu choice form is returned to school promptly before the start of each term.
Food Allergy and Intolerance: Individual care/meal plans are created for pupils with food allergies. These document symptoms and adverse reactions, actions to be taken in an emergency and emergency contact details. Requests for special diets need to be made using official forms supplied by Caterlink.
Packed Lunches: Children can also bring a packed lunch if preferred. The school encourages parents and carers to provide children with packes lunches that promote healthy eating. Please note that we are a nut avoidance school. Please do not bring any items into school that contain nuts (this includes items such as chocolate spread and chocolate pancakes (many of which contain nuts)).
Lunch Costs and How to Pay (years 3 and 4 only):
Spring 2021 (8th March until Easter): £2.50 per day; £12.50 per week
Summer 1 2021 (after Easter): £2.50 per day; £12.50 per week or £82.50 for the half term, £17.50 for ‘Roast Wednesday’ and £17.50 for ‘Fun Friday’ .
Please note that Caterlink operate a strict NO MONEY NO LUNCH policy. All monies to be paid IN FULL on a Monday except at the beginning of a new half term when payment is due the first day back. Please put your payment in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on and give it to your child to hand in to their teacher. Cheques should be made payable to Houghton Conquest Lower School.
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