Children at Northfields School all receive a free school lunch under the “universal free school meal” policy which allows all children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 to receive a lunch at school if they wish. The school has catering provided by Herts Catering, and follows the pupil choice menu. Children have the option of a hot meat based meal, a hot vegetarian meal or a cold packed lunch including fruit and fruit juice.
Religious and medically documented dietary needs are catered for; please ensure that you have informed us of any specific needs. We regret that unless we have medical evidence of an intolerance or allergy we are unable to make adaptations to meals, this is the policy followed by Herts Catering who employ the cooks and is a not a school policy. A meeting will be arranged between Herts Catering and the parents or carers of any child with medical evidence showing that their diet requires adaptations to the meal provided. Please speak to us about specific issues, but please be aware of the above restrictions imposed by Herts Catering.
Children can bring their own packed lunches from home if they wish. All children eat together in the school hall.
A copy of the latest menu is available on the website and paper copies are available in school.
From time to time special themed meals are provided; you will be asked in advance if your child wishes to take up these options e.g. Christmas, Bonfire night, Sport lunches etc.