Lunches and Snacks
Children may bring in a healthy packed lunch and we are proud to offer a range of nutritious and tasty meals, full of fresh ingredients, prepared by the HC3S catering team here at Denmead Junior School in our own school kitchens. (The kitchens also cook for the Denmead Infant school) Find out more about them HERE and see their fun parents page HERE.
Children order their lunch in class at morning registration. We follow the Hampshire 3-weekly menu, serving a mix of British classics and foods from around the world plus daily vegetarian options which cater for many different tastes and requirements. Children can also enjoy occasional fun themed menus and seasonal picnic and jacket potato options.
Meals cost £2.50, payable in advance by cash or using the online system. Families in receipt of benefits may be eligible for free meals – please check with the office.
What's for lunch today?
If your child requires a special diet for school lunches, you will be able to register online from 1st July. Please see the following guides for more details:
Pay for lunch now - Scopay Link
During the morning break, year 6 pupils along with the school kitchen, sell a number of snack items, including fruit, milk and freshly baked bread. This is a cash-only service, and 60 pence will buy you a snack and a drink. Alternatively, you are welcome to provide your child with fruit or vegetables as a healthy mid-morning snack.
Children should bring in named, refillable water daily for use in classrooms. Drinking fountains are available on the playground at lunchtime, and children also take their bottles outside.
At any time, there are a number of children in school who have a nut allergy so we ask that you do not include nuts of any kind in your child’s snack or packed lunch.