We run our own kitchen at Torre. All meals are prepared here by our excellent cook and her staff. Each meal is balanced for nutritional content within national guidelines. We offer a flexible menu, a hot lunch, packed lunch, or jacket potato options.
Children from Reception to Year 2 will have a meal provided each day at Torre, under the new government guidelines. Nursery children will continue to be provided with a meal at a reduced rate.
At Torre, it is expected that all children from R - Yr2 will have a school meal. Children in R-Yr 2 will not be bringing their own lunches from September 2015.
Even though all R-Yr2 children will receive a free meal, if you are entitled to Free School Meals - you still must register this with the school. Part of Torre's funding is through a grant called Pupil Premium and children registered for Free School Meals, are counted as part of this grant.
Families receiving Income Support/Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or a TC602 Inland Revenue tax credit award notice should qualify for free school meals. Details may be obtained from the school administrator.
It is really important that you register for a free school meal, even if you do not take one as this effects our school budget!!
For pupils in Key Stage 2 who would like to purchase a school meal this should be paid for online, via parent pay in advance. Pupils in Key Stage 2 who are eligible for free school meals, will continue to get a free meal and you can choose on a daily basis whether you would like them to have a hot or cold lunch.
When the children arrive at school in the morning, they collect a coloured rubber wristband from the classroom, which will indicate whether they will have a hot meal, packed lunch or jacket potato for lunch.
Please see below for the menu.
We expect children to use good table manners while eating their meal. It really helps is you teach your child/ren how to use a knife and fork correctly before they start school.