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Healthy Lunches & School Meal Menus

Our catering partner, AIP

Our on-site catering provider, AIP, offers our children a new and exciting menu here at Saxon using their extensive experience of providing high quality, fresh, nutritious and tasty food for our school children.

A variety of choices for our children

Children are able to choose from four options each day including:

  • a hot meal, e.g, roast chicken with roast potatoes, seasonal fresh vegetables and gravy,
  • a vegetarian option with veggie quorn fillet and all the trimmings,
  • a jacket potato with cheese, beans, beans & cheese, tuna mayo / or a tomato and cheese pasta 
  • a sandwich with ham, cheese or tuna mayo. 

The self-service salad bar with delicious freshly made bread is provided daily for the children to choose what they would like to accompany their meal.

There is a sweet dessert each day with fresh fruit and yoghurt also on offer.

The rolling three week menu can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school throughout the year, which they can keep on their desk. There are water fountains in every classroom as well as in each playground.

The School Council have been working hard on helping children and their families to have healthier packed lunches. Through Class and School Councils the children have decided what a healthy lunch box looks like. The leaflet ‘Healthier Packed Lunches', which has been produced by the School Council, can be downloaded from this page, along with ‘Healthier Lunches for Children' which offers advice and useful tips to parents and carers and ‘Our Lunchtime Environment', an agreement of lunchtime expectations devised by the pupils.

Saxon School Council

We in the School Council have been working very hard to make our lunchtimes better. We have worked with all the children during Class Council time to find out what everyone thinks and want to make lunchtimes a really healthy and fun part of our day at school. In the playground we have made lots of changes and we now have zoned areas with lots of different equipment so that everyone can play what they want to play.

We also started to think about what happens in the lunch hall and carried out a survey to find out how healthy our lunchboxes are. We have found out that a lot of our lunchboxes are not very healthy and we wanted to help everyone to make a healthier choice. We worked with the teachers and decided to make some changes to help this to happen. These are the rules we have agreed between ourselves and Miss Morris.

If we have a packed lunch we need to make sure it has:

  • A carbohydrate of some kind. For example, sandwich, pitta bread, wrap, crackers
  • A protein of some kind in the sandwich/pitta bread/wrap etc. For example, cheese, turkey, ham, tuna, chicken, beans
  • At least one piece of fruit or vegetable

Healthy Snacks

All children are welcome to bring a healthy snack to school to eat during their break time. These should be in as little packaging as possible because we're also keen to reduce our use of plastics (e.g. no bear yoyos or fruit winders).

These snacks are limited to:

• Fresh Fruit • Fresh Vegetables • Dried Fruit • Plain rice cakes • Bread sticks • Yoghurt tube • Plain crackers • Pitta bread or Wraps (with no filling) • Crackers • A handful of sugar-free cereal

If children come into school with something that is not on the list, it will be sent back home. No cutlery should be brought in. A reminder that only Reception and Key Stage 1 children are provided daily fruit or vegetables as part of the Government scheme.

Other rules we have made are:

  • Only one small sweet treat (not sweets or chocolates) can be in the lunch box. For example, a cereal/muesli bar or a small chocolate biscuit bar (kitkat or penguin) or a small cake
  • We will not have crisps on Wednesdays
  • We will continue not to have fizzy drinks at all. All drinks in our lunchbox need to be low-sugar.
  • We will only have sweet fillings like jam in our sandwiches/pitta bread/wrap etc on Fridays
  • We will eat our puddings and sweet things last

We knew that some of these changes might have felt a bit strange to start off with and so we asked all the grown-ups in school and at home to help us all make healthier choices with our food. This will help us with our learning as well as helping us to grow into healthy adults!

Message from Saxon School Council

'A recent audit of lunchboxes which took place during Feeling Good Feeling Fit week shows some great results in terms of our children's developing awareness of healthy choices. 84% of children now have fruit in their lunchbox; there has been a 20% decrease in the number of salted snacks being brought in; and an 11% increase in children who are choosing to have protein as a sandwich filler. Well done to the children and thank you to all the parents and other adults who are helping the children's understanding with these choices.'

How to pay for your child's lunches

School meals can be paid for via our Tucasi - School Cash Office link: www.scopay.com/saxon

You will need an individual link code for your child. If you do not have one of these please contact the School Office.

If your child has a special dietary requirement, please contact the school office to discuss in more detail.  The office can be reached by phone on 01932 563035.

2023/2024 Dinner Money Amounts

Daily £2.75   Weekly £13.75

Autumn I £93.50 (up to half term)  Autumn II £99.00  Whole Term: £192.50

Spring I £74.25 (up to half term)  Spring II £79.75 Whole Term: £154.00

Summer I £79.75 (up to half term)  Summer II £96.25  Whole Term: £176.00

Whole School Year £522.50

Saxon Primary School