A hot lunch provision is offered to all children who attend Deanesfield School, from Nursery up to Year 6, with our weekly menus providing a nutritious selection of food freshly prepared by our catering team each day.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive these meals free of charge under the governments universal free school meals (USFM) funding. Children in Years 3 - 6 will also receive a free meal if entitled to Pupil Premium. If you do not fall within these categories, please ensure your ParentPay account has been activated with your lunch account credited for any meals ordered.
Parents are provided with the opportunity to order their child’s meals weekly in advance using the surveys sent out by the school office each Monday via Survey Monkey (please check your junk/spam e-mail folders if you have not received this survey before contacting the school office). All orders must be received by no later than the Friday preceding the 3 weekly cycle by 12pm noon at the latest.
If an order has not been received by this time, parents must provide a packed lunch for their child/children for the following week. When sending children in with a packed lunch, please ensure that your child can open their lunch independently or alternatively wrap food in a way that their child can access it easily without help.
To help promote healthy eating, sweets or chocolate bars are not permitted and we also request that parents do not send in any items containing nuts to help ensure the safety of our children with allergies.
Introducing Radish - Our New School Caterers
We are very excited to announce that as of the Summer Term 2021, we have partnered with a new catering supplier 'Radish' for the provision of our school lunches.
In partnership with Radish, as well as you as our parents and carers, we know we can provide our children with an exciting and varied lunch service offering healthy, nutritious and tasty meals.
Please find below Radish's Introductory Leaflet, giving further information and details about themselves and what they can offer us for your children, including their very first tri-weekly menu created just for us based on the feedback received from our recent survey to parents.
Summer Term Menu 2021
Please find below the weekly menu cycle as well as the allergens sheet for the Summer Term:
Radish have put together an exciting competition to help the children get involved in what they are eating and have launched the following 'My Favourite Meal' competition!
Children are being asked to think about and create their favourite party dishes, with the winning entry being prepared for the whole school to enjoy as a 'Welcome Back Party' theme day!
To enter, print off the following document for your child to draw on their favourite food, and return it to the school, either via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the 'Parent Post Box' in the porched area of our main reception by no later than Friday 23rd April.