School Lunches

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A letter to parents from our lunch providers: LunchtimeUK

Dear Parents,

LunchtimeUK manage the catering service at Swaffham Bulbeck.

All meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day. We use local suppliers where possible and source 55% of all fruit and vegetables within a radius of 70 miles of the school. We work to the Soil Association’s Food for Life silver accreditation which means that all chicken and pork is’ Freedom Food’, Turkey is free range and organic and beef and lamb are ‘Red Tractor’. 30% of our ingredients are organic and we have a positive attitude to recycling, food miles and wastage.

The company is run by award winning Master Chefs who will continuously train and re-train staff to their high standards.

 Over the course of the academic year there are various theme days and fun days – please look out for these (advertised around the school and on the school’s website) and encourage your child to join in!

 Our aim is to make the lunchtime meal the highlight of the day for all pupils; we really hope that we can welcome your child as a customer. You are also welcome to join your child for lunch to sample the great food for yourselves!

 With best wishes

 Justin Fairhall


Lunch arrangements

School meals for the week should be ordered and paid for in advance, either on the Monday of the week for which they are required, or every half term. Payment should be made by cheque, payable to ‘Swaffham Bulbeck Church of England Primary School, or cash – both in named envelopes. The menu is displayed a week in advance.

Free school meals are available to some families. Please do not hesitate to request a form from the office. Any requests are dealt with confidentially. All children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to Universal Free School meals. Please see attached letter for more information.

Special diets that will be required for individuals on a regular basis can be arranged through Lunchtime UK, provided adequate notice and information is given. 

Packed lunches, should be in a named plastic box. A healthy, balanced meal is necessary to provide your child with the energy and nutrition they need to sustain them through the afternoon. A drink of water is provided at school, but if children wish to bring alternative still drinks these should be in an unbreakable container. There are no fridges available for storing packed lunches. The school operates a ‘nut-free’ policy.

Children going home for lunch should return to school by 12.55 p.m. for the afternoon session.