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Stowford School

Stowford School

School Lunches

We encourage all children to have a healthy and nutritional meal at lunchtime and a snack of fresh fruit during morning break.  We also encourage children to keep hydrated during the school day with water.  (Children may bring in a drinks bottle containing water for use in the classroom; water bottles with the school logo are available to purchase from the school office at the cost of £1). Hydration is important and so children may also bring squash or flavoured water as well as just water but NOT fizzy drinks or milk.

Research shows that children who have a nutritionally balanced meal (rather than one that has too much sugar and fat) are better able to concentrate in lessons. All meals prepared at a maintained school must comply with the government Standards for school food in England

School lunches cost £2.53 daily and meal bookings and payment

should be made in advance via ParentPay

Food Allergies: Please contact the school office to arrange to speak with the school cook regarding any food allergies or specific dietary requirements for your child.  Where applicable, please complete the Special Diet Registration Form (available to download below).

Packed Lunches

Many children bring a packed lunch from home.  We ask that packed lunches are prepared in accordance with healthy guidelines and do not contain sweets or chocolate bars. 

Please note that we are a nut-free school and children's packed lunches MUST NOT contain nuts or any nut products for important safety reasons.  Please click on the video link below to learn more about anaphylaxis and why it is so important to adhere to the nut-free policy: (Living With Anaphylaxis)


Free school meals

All children in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 at state schools in England automatically get free school meals - Universal Infant Free School Meals.

'Pupil Premium' free school meals:

Children in all year groups whose parents/carers  are in receipt of the support payments listed below are entitled to free school meals.  This entitlement provides additional funding for the school, known as 'Pupil Premium'.  Click here for more information.