School meals are cooked fresh every day. They are popular with both our children and adults thanks in large part to our excellent cook. Children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are provided with a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable every day. Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring their own snack or they can buy one from our healthy tuck shop.
Download: Healthy Eating Lifestyle
Lunches are cooked in our own kitchen with a choice of main course and pudding. Dietary needs [including vegetarian] are catered for. Ms Powell, our cook-in charge tries hard to get to know each child. School lunches cost £2.10 per meal from September 2017.
Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application for the 2017/18 academic year via the portal, you do not need to re‑register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.
Meals cost £2.10 per day [£10.50 per week]. Please send payment on the first day of any week. Payment may be made weekly or half-termly in advance by cash or cheque [payable to ‘South Gloucestershire Council’- or `SGC’]. Any absences will be credited. Free School Meals can be provided depending on family circumstances – please call into the office for details. Children are also welcome to bring a packed lunch in a suitable named container. We promote healthy eating – no fizzy drinks please!
Monies sent to school should be in an envelope [we encourage recycled ones!] with your child’s name and class on it and the amount contained. Please send correct money as we are unable to keep large amounts of change. Envelopes can be put in the homebase ‘money box’.
If children are having a packed lunch we always recommend including healthy choices. We have a ‘Healthy Packed Lunches’ leaflet compiled by the school council and eco team with some suggestions.
Please download – Barrs Court Healthy Eating Leaflet
Apart from milk no other mid-morning drink is permitted. There is a drinking water fountain in each activity area or children may bring a personal water bottle – available from the school office for £2.