Why should I choose a school lunch for my child?
Every day across the county our dedicated catering professionals are preparing and cooking fresh ingredients to provide nutritious and delicious home style food in the knowledge that a balanced nutritious lunch feeds the mind as well as the body to ensure pupils get the best out of their school day.
Research carried out by the Children’s Food Trust shows that children who eat a nutritionally balanced meal at lunch time were more alert and over three times more likely to be 'on-task' working with a teacher after lunch time, than those who didn't. In addition research carried out by Oxford and Essex universities showed children eating healthier lunches do far better in tests and absences through sickness dropped by around 14%.
Children joining us for lunch will also:
Benefit from eating with others and developing social skills
Enjoy relaxing with their friends
Develop tastes for different foods
Have the confidence to make choices
Take part in fun initiatives that encourage children to think about diet and lifestyles
So check out the menu on display in your school today or view the weekly menus.
Cost of school lunches in the Spring Term 2022
Per day ....................................... £2.45
Per week .................................... £12.25
Special Dietary Needs
If your child has any special dietary needs or food allergies that the catering staff need to be aware of, please click here to complete the Special Diet Application.
Find out more information about the allergens contained in the dishes on the Primary menu, including a list of the 14 key allergens and the dishes they appear in.
Paying for Lunches
Please pay for lunches via ParentMail PMX or by cheques made payable to SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL.
Please contact the school office if you have not already registered for ParentMail PMX at St Lawrence.
Please note that we have been informed by Surrey County Council that their new regulations state that all school meals must be paid for in advance and not in arrears. We are therefore not able to supply any meals for your child unless these have been paid for in advance.
We will contact parents to supply a packed lunch if payments fall into arrears.
Any change to or from school meals can ONLY be made at the beginning of a new half term period. Please notify the school office of any change to school meal arrangements by email (office @stlawrence-junior.surrey.sch.uk), phone (020 8941 0846) or in writing.
Free School Meals: If you think that you could be eligible to claim free school meals for your child, please complete this form and return it to the school office or contact the school office on 020 8941 0846 for more information.