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Our Lunch Menu

All our lunches are freshly prepared in the school kitchen daily.

School lunches cost £2.40 each per pupil, payable in advance (rising to £2.70 from June 2024).

We manage school lunches via the MyChildAtSchool (Bromcom) app. Weekly orders must be submitted by the Monday of the previous week before the meals are to be taken and orders must be made for all meals - universal, free and paid meals. 

Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 automatically qualify for free meals under the government's universal meals scheme. This is automatically applied so there is no need to apply for this. Some families may qualify for Free School dinners if they are in receipt of certain benefits or are on a low income. If you would like to know more information, including how to request free school dinners, please call the school office.

Meals operate on a 3 week cycle to provide more variety of choices for the children.

Current Menu

menu autumn 2023 spring 2024.pdf

 Packed Lunches 

 At Ashbury School, we promote and encourage healthy packed lunches.  As a guideline, a reasonable school packed lunch should contain the following:

 Do include:

  • at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • meat, fish, eggs, or a non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, houmous) every day.
  • oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or another cereal every day.
  • a dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard every day.
  • a drink of water, fruit juice or smoothie (maximum portion 150ml), or semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk, yoghurt or another milk drink.

Can occasionally include:

  • meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages.
  • cakes, crisps and biscuits, but encourage your child to eat these as part of a meal, and be mindful of appropriate portion sizes.

Should not include:

  • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated cereal bars, processed fruit bars and sweets.
  • sugary soft drinks, such as squash and fizzy drinks.

 The following items are not permitted in lunchboxes at Ashbury School: chocolate bars, sweets and food items containing nuts.

 

For further information and guidance on healthier lunchbox choices please visit:

https://www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/media/document/eatwell-guide-master-digital.pdf

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-food-standards-resources-for-schools/school-food-standards-practical-guide

 

https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/#tips

 

In the lunch hall, older pupils show their caring nature by checking that younger pupils have eaten all their lunch.

OFSTED December 2019