School Meals

Dear Parents and Carers
In keeping with nutritional guidelines, I have produced the new menu incorporating as many of the children's ideas as possible and where appropriate.
In addition, we will be hosting theme days inspiring the children to try new tastes and experiences as with our anything goes 3rd Wednesday.
As always I am happy to make your child an alternative to the main choice of the lunch, so please look at the menu with your child and send any change requests to the school email
If you would like to know any more information about our school menu please let me know.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Seymour
Unit Manager
Our menu follows a three week programme and this half term (Spring Term 1) our weeks are as follows ...
WEEK 1 -  W/B 15th April 2024
WEEK 2 -  W/B 22nd April 2024
WEEK 3  - W/B 29th April 2024
WEEK 1  - W/B 6th May 2024
WEEK 2 -  W/B 13th May 2024
WEEK 3 -  W/B 20th May 2024
At Slaley First School, we realise the importance of exemplary behaviour, manners and attitude in the development of our children into well rounded human beings. To this end, we are keen to develop these aspects in all areas of school life, including the dinner hall. 

Our School Lunch Ethos

Meals are prepared and cooked in our own kitchen, to a high and nutritional standard by our own Unit Manager. Menus are displayed in school for parents and pupils. Meals include home cooked foods and a wide range of fresh salad and vegetable items, as well as fruit.

Children are encouraged to have a cooked meal but provision is made for children who bring a packed lunch. We encourage children to eat as healthy a packed lunch as possible and enforce a 'nut-free' policy. A half term's notice of intention to change lunch arrangements is required. Universal free school meals are available for Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils.


Focus on a healthy eating approach. 

At Slaley First School, we aim to weave aspects of food education such as cooking and growing vegetables into school life and the curriculum.

Mrs. Seymour ensures that school lunches meet ‘The School Food Standards’ and utilizes food checklists in order to promote healthy eating.

Children are made aware of the importance of healthy choices and a balanced diet. This is done through the use of discrete class teaching relating to curriculum objectives as well as links to other subjects e.g. Science and specific cooking tasks. In addition, food grown in our school garden is used whenever possible. Our Before and After School Club also focuses on food as part of a healthy lifestyle.