Please note we have a no nuts policy here at St. Francis, this is due to various allergies of children within the school.
Our school meals are provided by a third party supplier Wilson Jones who supply school meals to all schools in the Ascot Primary School cluster. Wilson Jones adhere to the Government’s guidelines for nutritional standards.
Key Stage 1 children are currently entitled to a free Universal Infant School Meal each day they are at school.
Key Stage 2 children may order a school lunch at a cost of £2.40/day. Payment for school lunches should be made in advance via ParentMailPMX. Lunch balances can be topped up at any time, but there is a minimum payment of £10.00.
Your child may be eligible for a FREE school meal and additional benefits such as extra assistance in class and other targeted activities agreed with the school through the Pupil Premium Programme.
This applies to ALL children irrespective if your child is in receipt of the Universal Infant School Meal programme. Should you believe that you may be entitled to free school meals, please speak to the School Office.
Snacks and Drinks
Before morning break children in KS1 are given a fruit snack. Children in KS2 are encouraged to bring in a fruit snack from home for break time.
Healthy Packed Lunches
For those not wanting a school cooked lunch, children are able to bring a packed lunch. We encourage parents to make healthy packed lunches as we see these as being vital for getting children through the school day and instilling good eating habits in them for life. Whilst it can seem tedious and repetitive putting a packed lunch together day in day out, it need not be. The Food Standards Agency has put together some top tips for making healthy packed lunches. See Healthy Packed Lunches link below.
As a rule of thumb, avoid giving your child fizzy drinks and foods high in salt and saturated fat such as sweets, cakes and crisps. We have children in the school with allergies and aim to provide a safe environment for all children. Please remember not to include products containing nuts and remind your children they are not allowed to share or swap items in their lunchboxes. All lunchboxes, food and drink containers must be clearly labelled.