School Lunches

Dolce is our school dinner provider.  Lunchtime is more than a nutritious meal, it is an opportunity to relax and socialise.  It is important to us that each and every child enjoys their meal and has the energy to study and learn in the afternoon.

Our kitchen provides a range of healthy, nutritious meals. In support of our “Healthy Schools Award” status, children are encouraged to select freely from the salad bar and fresh fruit platter each day in addition to their meal. There are a number of meal options available each day accompanied by a drink and dessert.

For more information and a copy of the Spring Choice Menu please click here

The cost of a school meal is £2.20 per day £11 per week payable each Monday in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the child’s name, class and amount.  Payment may be made by cheque payable to Dolce.  Alternatively, you can pay by direct debit.  Direct debit forms are available from the school office.

Children may bring a sandwich meal.

 

UNIVERSAL INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS

From September 2014, every pupil in reception, year 1 and 2 was eligible for free school meals and from January, new food standards were introduced.  These are three of the 16 actions in the School Food Plan, which aims to transform what children eat in schools and how they learn about food (see www.schoolfoodplan.com).

Good food and good food culture has been shown to lead not only to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children, but to improved educational attainment. Evidence from those areas that already provide universal free school meals is that children eat more healthily and perform better academically. Schools in those areas have also reported improved behaviour and atmosphere as a result of all pupils eating together every day.

New standards for school food came into force in January and by following them, we can be sure that our pupils will get the nutrition they need across the whole school day.

We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills.  We therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a free school meal for our infant pupils.

Although all infants will automatically receive free school meals, it is still important that those children who are eligible should sign up for free school meals and complete the paperwork to ensure that the school receives Pupil Premium funding which is worth £1300 a year per pupil for our school.   Applications for free school meals can be made online at http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/advicebenefitsgrants/benefits/freeschoolmeals. 

Contact the School

St Matthew's Primary School

Bowdon Street
Edgeley
Stockport
SK3 9EA

Tel: 0161 474 7110
suzanne.rimmer@cdatstmatthewsprimary.co.uk

Contact the School

St Matthew's Primary School

Bowdon Street

Edgeley

Stockport

SK3 9EA

Tel: 0161 474 7110

principal@cdatstmatthewsprimary.co.uk