At Kimpton, we have the Pupil’s Choice menu. At registration, the children choose from a main meal, a vegetarian meal or for KS2 children only, a packed lunch. The menu is on a three week rota and changes twice a year. Children may choose to have a school lunch some days and bring in a packed lunch from home on others, but must keep to a regular weekly pattern. Lunch is prepared in the school kitchen by well-qualified staff under the organisation of Herts Catering. The emphasis is on good, nutritious food. Children are encouraged to eat the food they ask for as a sign of good manners to the cook. Children may change their lunch arrangements at any time, but must inform the office first and we would appreciate two weeks notice. If a child has a special meal requirement, we will do our best to accommodate, but it is very important that we get a special menu in place before that child starts to have a school meal.
As part of the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal programme, a hot lunch can be provided for those children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, that wish to have one.
Meals are available at a cost of £2.60per day. You can pay for these online through the School Gateway by instant bank transfer or with a debit / credit card, or at the school office with a cheque or cash. We ask that you keep your school meal balance in credit. If the debt is not paid off by the end of the term, we will no longer be able to offer a school meal.
Free School Meals
There is support available for families who receive any form of financial support such as: Income Support;
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance; Income-related Employment and Support Allowance; Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit.
Follow this link to see how to apply for free meals: http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/schlife/meals/
Home Packed Lunches
Those children not wishing to have a school meal may bring a packed lunch from home in a named lunch box / bag. Please do not send children in to school with lunches in plastic bags.
As a school we promote healthy eating and so we ask that children should bring in:
- drinks in a watertight container that should not be fizzy or in a glass bottle
- healthy snacks - no chocolate bars or sweets to be included
Due to staff and pupil allergies we are a no nut school. Please do not bring nut products into school so that we can reduce the risks of allergic reactions on the premises.