Our school lunches are supplied by Kingswood Education Catering Ltd.
Kingswood are a well-established, family owned company specialising in school food. Lunches are freshly prepared every morning to the highest possible standard using a combination of traditional cookery skills and as much organic, locally sourced and free-range produce as possible.
Kingswood aim to create menus that are interesting, varied and compliant with the most recent Government recommendations. The menu allows you to choose from up to 5 different delicious meal choices for your child every day over a three-week cycle. Each lunch comes with a pudding or fresh fruit, and bread is freely available with every meal.
How much do school lunches cost?
Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled to a free school lunch known as Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM). Lunches for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be charged at £2.40 per day or £12 per week unless your child qualifies for Free School Meals (FSM).
Prices are correct at the time of publishing, please see the Kingswood website for the most up-to-date information.
How to register with Kingswood Catering
- Simply go to www.kingswoodcatering.co.uk
- Click on the ‘Register’ option and follow the instructions.
- You need to register yourself first and then add your child.
- Once you have completed your registration you will be ready to order.
What is the deadline for ordering?
You must place your order by Wednesday at midnight for the following week. For example, if you would like your child to have a lunch on Wednesday 6th September, you must place your order by midnight on Wednesday 30th August.
If you miss the deadline, telephone Kingswood 01536 201203 before 11.00am on Thursday and they will help if they can. Unfortunately they are unable to take any orders after this time.
How do I find out if my older child is entitled to free school meals?
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, then you may be entitled to Pupil Premium, this includes children who are already entitled to UIFSM. This provides your child’s school additional funding to support them and the school. Please refer to the Pupil Premium document below for more information and how to apply.
Special Diet Information
Kingswood understand that children with a special dietary requirement need special attention without being made to feel different. They want to ensure that your child receives an appropriate meal with accuracy and efficiency at point of service. They can achieve this if they plan your child’s menu in advance and then work with our lunchtime team to ensure that the food served is the correct option.
If your child has a special dietary requirement help Kingswood to make lunchtime safe and enjoyable by following this procedure:
- Register yourself and then your child for dinners at www.kingswoodcatering.co.uk
- Complete your registration, making sure that you tick the box stating that your child has a special dietary requirement.
When you tick the box, you will not be able to order your child’s meals until Kingswood contact you.
Once you complete your registration, Kingswood will contact you to discuss your child’s requirements and help you to complete your order.
Children with special dietary requirements can suffer from poor health if their needs are not met. As such Kingswood need to manage their resources to help as much as they can. For this reason, they cannot accommodate personal likes and dislikes as part of their special diet provision.
If your child has a dietary requirement please read the following statement from Kingswood Catering Ltd.
Your safety is our greatest concern and because allergies can be life-threatening we would ask you to think carefully about the risks before you order.
We are proud of the service we provide to people with allergies and intolerances and we work very hard with our suppliers and our team on processes and checks around allergens. However, you should be aware that all of our kitchens handle ingredients containing the top 14 allergens other than NUTS, SESAME, MOLLUSCS and CRUSTACEANS. This means that there is a chance of contamination and all our meals are therefore classified as “may contain”.
For more information on any aspect of school lunches please refer to the Kingswood Information Booklet below.