Lunchtime

Your child may bring a packed lunch or order school dinners.

The menu for this term is above and all dishes are suitable for those on a halal diet.

Our lunches are cooked onsite by Edwards and Ward. A menu is available from the office.

We are currently focusing on lunchtimes as a target for improvement.  We would welcome your thoughts,  ideas and suggestions.  These can be emailed to us at info@eardley.wandsworth.sch.uk or you can phone our School Business Manager on 020 8769 6486 ext.212

It is easier for our caterers if children stick to either dinners or packed lunch for a term at a time.   School dinners need to be paid for in advance, we prefer you to pay a month in advance but you can pay at the beginning of each week via SIMS  Agora or by a PayPoint outlet, you will need to present a barcode (which we will provide) for every pupil.

If your child brings a packed lunch please avoid any nuts or nut products as we have several children and staff with a severe allergy.  We have a guideline for healthy lunch boxes.

 

Healthy Lunch Boxes

We know that many of you do not want us to tell you what to feed your children. We respect that and agree with you! What we would like to do is to describe what a healthy packed lunch looks like and let you know about a couple of things that we would not expect to see in a packed lunch. If you would like further information about healthy packed lunches, please check the website mentioned below or ask to speak to Mrs Jackson, Senior Meals Supervisor.
A healthy packed lunch would contain some of these examples:

  • Some carbohydrate:                         bread, rolls, pitta bread or wraps
  • Some protein:                                    cheese, meat, tuna, egg or chicken
  • Some fruit and vegetables:             apples, tomatoes, dried fruits, a bananas or some grapes
  • Some dairy:                                        yoghurt, rice pudding or fromage frais
  • A drink:                                               water, or pure fruit juice

 

  • Do not bring in any nuts as some of our children have serious allergies
  • Please do not include sweets
  • We would NEVER wish to see fizzy drinks as they are a health and safety risk

 

Free School Meals

We would like to encourage anyone who may be eligible to apply for Free School Meals.

Every child that is found to be able to take Free School Meals generates more income in the school budget.

Even if your child usually has packed lunch there is no harm in applying so that the opportunity is there for special occasions like Christmas Dinner or Black History celebrations or if your child ever forgets to bring their lunch in.

Your child will be entitled to free school meals if you can prove that you receive:

  1. Income Support
  2. Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  3. Child Tax Credit
  4. Pension Tax Credit
  5. Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  6. Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

You cannot claim under sections 3 or 4 if your annual income is more than £16,040.

If you receive Working Tax Credit you will not qualify for free school meals for your child.

Please note that all proof must be less than one month old.