Available every day
Homemade fresh (wholegrain) bread, a selection of at least three different kinds of fresh salad, extra fruit, cheese & biscuits, flavoured yogurt, apple & strawberry or real orange jelly.
Medical Diets and Allergies
If your child has a specific dietary need for a medical reason, we will work with you to create a menu to meet the needs of your child. We have a Medical Diet Procedure to follow, to ensure your child can safely eat with us. If you would like your child to have a school meal we would need to see a medical certificate from your child’s consultant. We can then proceed with creating a suitable menu. Please ask your school for the Medical Diet Request form. Once you have completed it please return to the school along with the Medical evidence, please ensure all details are correct and it has been signed. This will then be passed onto the Edwards & Blake team who will then create a safe menu for your child and implement as soon as possible.
Midday meals are cooked and served on the school premises. The food is served at the tables through a ‘Family dining’ approach which encourages social interaction, independence and responsibility.
Our cook provides nourishing and well-balanced meals, which appeal to the children.
Our food is provided by Edwards and Blake Catering. Find out more about Edwards and Blake Catering on their website
Since September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1) are entitled to a universal infant free school meal.
Dinner money for the week for Key Stage 2 children need to be paid in advance. Lunches currently cost £2.30 per meal and we encourage parents to pay using the online ‘Parentpay’ system. Alternatively please put the money in an envelope clearly marked with the child’s name and class. Cheques should be made payable to “Melton Primary School”.
Free meals are available to those children whose parents receive certain benefits which are detailed online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and parents should use this website to apply.
Children whose parents do not wish them to have a school meal may bring a packed lunch, to be eaten in the dining room. All children may bring a drink for breaktime, which should be sent in unbreakable containers and should not include fizzy drinks or milk.
Children must select to be either school meals or packed lunch for the whole week, with the exception of Fish & Chips Friday when packed meals will be allowed to book a school meal. Changes to meal preference (school meals or packed lunches) must be made known to the school office – a minimum of 5 days notice will be required.
As sweets are not permitted in school, parents are asked not to include these in packed lunches. Chocolate covered biscuits (including Twix, Kit-Kat, Club etc.) are not considered to be sweets.