At Hamworthy Park Junior School parents/carers have a choice: children can either bring a packed lunch or purchase a hot school lunch. If your child is eligible for a daily free school meal then you can apply for a hot school lunch. For further details please speak to Mrs Lundon in the school office.
All packed lunches should be brought into school in a named plastic container. Fizzy drinks, canned or glass bottled drinks must not be brought into school. During the cold weather, children may bring soup in a suitable container. All uneaten food will be returned to your child’s lunch box and taken home so that you are aware of what your child has eaten. Please note that due to some children and staff having nut allergies we are a nut free school.
Hot School Lunches
We have been operating a hot school meal service since the start of September 2007 and they have proved to be a popular choice with the children. From September 2017 our meals have been delivered in cold and we have cooked and prepared the meals in school, providing the children with fresh, tasty and nutritional food. Menus are available from the School Office, or via our providers website https://dorset.mealselector.co.uk/Page/58/Menus.html. Parents/Carers have a choice as to whether their child has a hot school meal and when. This is followed by a choice of dessert, such as a piece of fruit, yoghurt or hot pudding with custard.
The purchasing of the meals operates on a termly basis. Details, including the current cost, can be obtained from the School Office. Children who are entitled to free school meals can also be provided with a hot meal (application forms for free school meal entitlement are available from the School Office).
Milk at Breaktime
In keeping with Department of Education guidelines, we are pleased to be able to offer milk to all children during our morning break.
‘The best and most beneficial time for all children to drink milk is at mid-morning break. As well as the nutritional benefits, mid-morning milk keeps children hydrated between breakfast and lunch, helping them concentrate and learn’ - Department of Education
Children who are eligible for free school meals are able to access this service free of charge. All other parents/carers who wish their children to take advantage of this service can register directly with our mild provider – Cool Milk. Details are available from the School Office.