Meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Limited and are very popular with the children. A choice of menu is prepared everyday in our school kitchens by our cooks and their teams. HCL Autumn – Winter Menu 2020-2021
Packed lunches may be brought to school in a lunch box with the name of the child on it. Water is provided for all children at lunch time but if you prefer to send a drink with the packed lunch, please ensure that a plastic screw-top container is provided. Please do not send items in glass containers, chocolates, sweets or fizzy drinks. We are a NUT FREE school. Please do not send in any items containing nut, including chocolate spreads which frequently contains nuts and coconuts.
Infant School meals are free to all pupils.
Upper School meals
From April 2019 the price of a meal is £2.65 a day, or £13.25 a week. If you have any queries about payments for school dinners please contact the school office. There is no need to pre-book school meals, or stick to a certain number of meals a week. Children chose on a daily basis if they are having lunch or not.
Payment for school meals should be done in advance. Payment can only be made using the School Gateway App. The App allows you to check your child’s balance at any time. If your child’s account goes into debt, you will receive an invoice from the school office. If the debt remains unpaid, your child will be unable to have further meals until the debt is cleared.
Free School Meals
Children of families receiving certain benefits could be entitled to free school meals and other education benefits.
If your family lives in Hertfordshire and has a low income, you may be able to get help with the cost of full-time education for your child.
You may be able to get:
- Free school meals.
- Help with travel costs.
- Help with music fees (full remission of music tuition costs).
- Help with cycle training.