At Brockenhurst C of E Primary School we believe that the best option for children at lunchtime is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with HC3S.
We expect that parents of children in Key Stage 1 will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal. This is because we believe that the hot dinner option is much better for the children's learning and health.
We recognise the evidence that states
- Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well.
- Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch.
- Only 1% of packed lunches provide the correct nutrition.
- Eating hot dinners is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skills.
HC3S provide all the nutrients that children require through the week. They produce a menu which has a three weekly cycle and is available for parents to view
Children may bring packed lunches to eat under supervision in the school dining hall.
School dinners cost £2.40 a day (rising to £2.50 on 1st November 2020) and this should be paid for by adding credit to your Scopay account. Alternatively money should be sent into school on a Monday morning in an envelope marked with the child's name and class.
If your child is absent on a day when a dinner should have been taken, please amend the amount for the following week.
For more information visit the Hampshire My School Lunch website.
For information see Free School Meals.