If you would like your child to have school meals, please complete and return the school meals form indicating if you would like to have the Half Termly or Weekly Option.
We can offer a discount for meals paid in advance for the half term of £2.40 per meal (no refund option) BUT IF YOU HAVE THIS OPTION YOUR CHILD IS COMMITTED FOR EACH HALF TERM, otherwise the cost is £2.65 per meal and £13.25 weekly payable in advance.
Your child will remain on the school meals register and follow on to the following half term’s meals unless we receive written notice by the end of the half term that they wish to cancel. We require at least one week’s notice of cancellation for both weekly and half termly options – one week before the end of half term/term.
All payments should be made by Parentmail2 and your choice of half termly or weekly option identified on the form below. If choosing the half term option please pay the amount stated in the school newsletter and displayed on the school website for the period, IN ADVANCE OF MEALS BEING TAKEN. If choosing the weekly option £13.00 is due on the Monday of each week.
Please advise the office before 9.30am if your child is coming into school late (eg has a doctor or dentist appointment) or if your child will be away from school so that we can adjust the register accordingly.
If you think you may be entitled to free school meals please come to the office and collect an application form.
Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools are entitled to a free school lunch.
Our School Meals are outsourced to Radish Catering.
About Radish Catering
Radish is an independent specialist catering company based in Surrey who have a great deal of experience in catering to primary schools. Their emphasis is on fresh food cooked with care and skill, they endeavour to be environmentally friendly and use sustainable sources. Radish have a portfolio of over 30 clients, success being measured in clients renewing their contracts year after year.
Healthy Meals for Our Healthy School
Radish’s Catering menus have plenty of variety and they have designed their menus around familiar and tasty dishes that are popular with primary school aged children. They use a computer program called Nutmeg to ensure that all their menus follow the government nutritional guidelines.
Radish’s aim is simply to serve delicious freshly prepared quality foods at the best possible value for money. They have a passion for food and they want you to enjoy it.
Soil Association Food For Life
Radish have a wealth of experience in delivering the Food For Life objectives. If you are interested in further information you can find it on www.foodforlife.org.uk. They have been awarded their Gold Catermark at St Mary’s and St Peter’s, this mark shows their commitment as a company to local produce and food of the highest welfare standards.
More About Our Menus
Each term they will have a new seasonal fresh food menu. Their menus have lots of choice and include something for everyone:-
- A Hot Main Protein Dish
- A Vegetarian Dish
- A Filled Jacket Potato either hot or cold
- A Selection of Salads from our salad bar
- A choice of two vegetables and a carbohydrate choice
Radish have values regarding the food that they serve and the produce that they buy. Some of their values are:-
- Only use free range eggs
- Rapeseed-Oil is used, this is collected when old and recycled again for bio oil
- Only organic milk is served
- Free Range Chicken
- Organic Beef from Hampshire
- No hydrogenated fats or additives
- Fresh vegetables
Please remember to write in if you wish to cancel your child’s school meal a week in advance if you pay weekly or a half term in advance if you pay half termly.
Year 6 school council met with Keighley the operations manager at Radish (online) to discuss school dinners at SMSP. We took feedback from a questionnaire from from years 1-6 about likes, dislikes and what they want to see more of at school, including themed days.
We had lots of brilliant suggestions which we informed Keighley about. She told us that she would get back to us about what we said and tell us what they are going to do about it.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates on the menu and lunches at SMSP!