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Brackenbury Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park
Federation

School Meals

School Meals

At Brackenbury we believe that the best option for children at lunchtimes is to have the hot school dinner, provided through our partnership with AiP (Alliance in Partnership) catering. Our hot meal menu can be viewed here:

 Or downloaded here:

School Meals Menu - From Summer term 1 2024 

Most children at Brackenbury choose to have a school meal children are able to choose from a wide selection of meals including vegetarian, Halal and non-Halal. 

Allergies

Children with allergies can be catered for once a special diet form has been completed by their parent/carer.

special diet form

Universal Free School Meals - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

All children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a government-funded school meal.

2023/24  Free School Meals - Year 3 to 6

For children in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 the cost of a hot school meal is being funded for one year (2023/24) by The Mayor of London.  This will save each family £2.50 a day which is the price of a meal.

Free School Meals and additional funding

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for Free School Meals and you could save hundreds of pounds a year. The school also benefits, as we could receive up to £1345 per year from the government for each child registered, which can be used for books, equipment or additional staff.

Use the below website to check if you are eligibleFree School Meals eligibility checker

Any parent can check. Parents with children in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2 and any parent whose child has a packed lunch, so don’t pay for lunches, may also use the checker and the school could still receive the additional funding.

To apply please complete the form on your local authority’s website. For LBHF residents please click here

You must inform the school office once it has been confirmed that you are eligible for Free School Meals otherwise you will be charged for the meal and the school will not receive the additional funding for teaching and learning.

Our School’s Caterers – AiP

 Alliance in Partnership
Specialists in Education Catering

AiP provide fresh, healthy nutritious food and professional catering solutions to primary and secondary schools and colleges.

Established in 1998, today we serve over 75,000 meals per day in 400 Schools and Colleges.

Our partnerships are long lasting and we realise that no two schools or colleges are the same.

We produce quality, fresh, locally sourced and seasonal meals at affordable price and offer a solution for our clients regardless of their circumstances.

 Discover more about AiP– visit their website:

AiP Website 

Packed Lunches

Packed Lunches are allowed as well, with the following provisions:

  • drinks are not brought in glass containers for safety reasons
  • no fizzy drinks.
  • no confectionery items are allowed
  • no items containing nuts as other children within the school are allergic to contact with nuts.

Break Time Snacks

Children in reception and Year 1 and Year 2 are provided a piece of fruit each morning as part of a government scheme. 

Children in all years are allowed to bring in some bread or fruit for break-times, but crisps, cakes and chocolate biscuits are not allowed.

Drinks

All classes have access to drinking water for pupils’ use. Your child should bring a filled water bottle to school each day, to have available in the classroom when needed. Research has shown that this is beneficial to children’s health and concentration. This bottle must be clear with a sports top, contain only water and can be in addition to any fruit or flavoured drink to have with their lunch.