Children may have a school lunch or bring a packed lunch. If they wish to change from one to the other, this may be done at the beginning of term or half term. School meals should be paid for weekly on a Monday or at the beginning of each term. Dinner money, (cash or cheque payable to Theydon Bois Primary School), should be in an envelope labelled “School Lunch”, stating the child’s name, class and the amount enclosed, for the child to hand to his/her class teacher. Packed lunches should be in a named container.
During the lunch time session children are carefully supervised in the playground by our team of trained midday assistants, who liaise closely with the Headteacher and staff about the children. If it is raining at lunchtime, the children are supervised in their classrooms.
Children may bring a packed lunch to school. This should be clearly labelled with your child's name. We do not provide refrigeration facilities, and so we recommend the use of insulated lunch bags and ice packs, especially in the hot weather. Please try to ensure that the lunch your child brings to school is healthy and balanced, with no sweets, nuts or fizzy drinks. Drinks bottles/food containers should be unbreakable. As part of our commitment to the environment, we encourage reusable containers that keeps packaging/rubbish to a minimum. Children are allowed to bring a piece of fruit or vegetables with them, if they wish to have a snack during morning break time.
We do not dispose of rubbish/left overs at school, so that you can see what your child has eaten.
If you child does not bring a packed lunch to school, we will provide a school dinner that will require payment.
Free School Meals
Some pupils will be eligible for free school meals. Click here to find details about eligibility, and to download an application form from the Essex County Council website. We ensure that this information is discretely applied at school.
Food and Drink at other times
Children are encouraged to drink throughout the day, and may bring a bottle of water to school. Healthy snacks at break time are encouraged. Fruit is provided for children in Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception) and Key Stage 1.
For some nutritional advice please use the links below.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the meals may be subject to change.
Dinner Time 2015