School Lunches & Snacks
At Grange, we are proud to maintain our own school kitchen (many school kitchens are run by the local authority). The food is sourced from local suppliers as much as possible and we plan our own menus. We are committed to ensuring that our children receive a wholesome and healthy portion of well-cooked food each day. Each day, we want them to be able to choose their meal using our Cypad electronic menu system, which always includes a salad bar and a choice of hot or cold desserts.
We now only charge £1.00 per meal - in order to support parents through the current cost of living challenges. This will be reviewed regularly but our usual charge is still below the Lancashire average at £2.20 per meal.
Who is entitled to free school meals?
All children in Reception or KS1 (Year 1 or 2) can have a FREE school meal - this is called UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS.
Once a child is in KS2 (Y3 - Y6) they either:
- pay for their meal OR
- are entitled to a FREE meal if parents are in receipt of certain benefits
If you think your child is entitled to BENEFIT-RELATED free school meals, please contact the School Office on 01772 792573 and we will advise you further.
Spring 2024 Menu
*NB - this may be subject to change if there are supply issues
We also provide snacks at breaktime as busy children get hungry!
We now offer free snacks which include toast and a fruit bowl option.
Children in Year 1 and Reception will also get free milk, paid for by school.
This is all currently free of charge.
Meet our Kitchen Team
Leigh Hall - Catering Supervisor
Kayleigh Hardman - Catering Assistant
What do school lunches look like from September 2020?
As part of the need to keep children safe in class bubbles, we have the following procedures in place:
- all children from Reception and KS1 eat lunch in the hall at staggered times. They have their own spaces and tables are cleaned and disinfected between sittings
- in KS2, children who have a school meal either eat in the hall OR have hot food delivered to their classroom.
- menu choices are slightly restricted - i.e., choice of one hot meal or hot jacket potato with filling; choice of hot/cold dessert; individual salad pots OR soup
Staff in the hall wear visors and gloves; food is carefully handled and wrapped if necessary and there is a heightened frequency of handwashing and cleaning down.