Our lunch break is from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. We encourage children to make healthy food choices and ask that packed lunches do not contain sweets or chocolate bars.
A point of safety: no glass bottles please.
As you are aware, GSS have been our catering contractor at Smarden for the past academic year. With effect from 5 September 2016 our meals will be provided by Caterlink who have been awarded the KCC contract for the coming year. Our staff in the kitchen won’t change and they will continue to cook the meals for the children, they will, however, be managed by Caterlink.
The new cost for a school meal will be £ 2.05. Further details of how to make payments will be sent to you in September, Caterlink also provide an on-line payment service.
Foundation and Key Stage One children will still be entitled to a free meal, however, if you are on a low income, please submit an application for free school meals as, should this be granted, this does entitle your child to extra financial support via Pupil Premium funding which the school will receive. This funding can be used to support with donations for school trips or the purchasing of particular resources for your child. Applications can be made on-line or, should you require further information or a free school meals form, please speak to the school office.
Key Stage Two children are required to pay for their school meals, however, an application can be made as above for free school meals for families on low income, which could entitle your child to the Pupil Premium funding.