Lunch Time is 12:00 pm – 1.00 pm for all pupils in Reception. Pupils eat in the hall in the Infant building.
Lunch Time is 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm for Key Stage One. Pupils eat in the hall in the Infant building.
Lunch Time is 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm for all pupils in Key Stage Two. Pupils eat in the dining hall in the Junior building.
Some pupils will eat their lunch before going out to the playground, whilst others will go to the playground first and eat later.
Parents can take their child home for lunch, although the majority of pupils choose to stay on the school premises. Pupils staying for lunch can choose to have either a hot lunch or a packed lunch. We request that there are no cans, glass bottles, fizzy drinks or sweets in pupils’ lunch boxes. This is intended to encourage healthy eating. Any type of chocolate or nut item should also be avoided as there are pupils in school with severe nut allergies.
All children in Reception and Key Stage One will be entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meal Programme.
School meals currently cost £2.15 per day – £10.75 per week.
Any parent who has an entitlement to a free school lunch is asked to speak with a member of the office staff.
You can check your entitlement to free school meals at: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/medway/
Chartwells are our catering company. The focus of their company is to provide school lunches that are freshly prepared, great-tasting and attractively presented to engage pupils. Their menus are fully nutritionally checked by their expert in-house team and meet the Governments school food standards.
You can view our lunch menus here: https://www.cedarchildrensacademy.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Autumn-Winter-20-21-Medway-Menu-EasyWithDatesTSAT-Final-.pdf
If your child suffers from any food allergies, an intolerance or a medical condition that calls for a special diet our in-house expert team of nutritionists make sure pupils are fully and safely catered for with special menus, procedures and local training. Please email David.email@example.com if you would like to arrange for a special diet menu.