School meals at Wheatfields Junior School are delivered by Herts Catering Ltd. They are cooked on the premises and offer excellent value for money. School meals must be paid for in advance. At the start of each half-term parents/carers will receive an invoice for that half-term’s meals. This must be paid promptly. If you prefer to pay weekly for meals then please speak to the school office team. Two weeks' notice is required to change from school dinner to packed lunch.
School meals offer a healthy balance within a three week ‘Pupil Choice’ menu. There is always a vegetarian option as well as a range of salad items and fresh vegetables. Pupils choose what they would like to eat from the day’s menu at registration time. They are then guaranteed to receive this option at lunch time. The Herts Catering Ltd website provides more information about school meals and menu choices. To find the current menu type the school name into the search box on their home page. Pupils will be able to select either a meat-based meal, a vegetarian meal, a jacket potato meal or a packed lunch option every day.
Some children prefer a packed lunch from home. Parents are asked to ensure that packed lunches support a balanced diet and that sweets are not included. Packed lunches should be in a clearly named container.
All children are encouraged to eat a snack at morning break. If snacks are brought in from home then these should be a healthy snack - crisps, chocolate bars or sweets are not permitted. Herts Catering Ltd offer a daily breaktime service where children can purchase a snack such as toast or fruit in exchange for a snack voucher. Snack vouchers can be purchased from the school office or online via School Gateway and cost 50p each. There is a minimum purchase quantity of 10 vouchers.
Free School Meals
Children of families receiving certain benefits could be entitled to free school meals - for more information go to www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx or phone 0300 123 4048.