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Lunch Arrangements Sept 2020


Dear Parents


As mentioned in the update letter to parents last week, in order to meet the requirements set out by the Government, we will have to change the way lunchtimes work slightly, initially for the first half term, during which time we will review this for moving forward.


This will involve a ‘week on, week off’ rotation for school dinners, meaning that children will be able to have a school dinner every other week, with a grab bag being provided in the weeks either side of this. This will be for children in Year 1 upwards. Children in Reception will be provided with a hot meal each day. These arrangements are only for the short term, and we intend to make hot meals available to all children as soon as possible.


For children in Year 1 & Year 2 who are all in receipt of Universal Free School Meals, we will assume that children will have a school lunch unless parents inform us otherwise (alternate hot meals & grab bags). This will also be the case for children in Years 3 to 6 who are entitled to a Free School Meal (alternate hot meals & grab bags).




If you pay for school meals, your child is in Years 3 to 6 in September and you wish them be on school meals then please email by Thursday 27th August to allow us to provide our catering provider with numbers required for lunches.


We understand that this is a change from the normal service we offer and we thank you in advance for your support during this time.


Yours sincerely


Mrs Alex Pridgeon