Our school meals are provided by Vertas.
A COVID-19 message from Vertas:
'We are looking forward to welcoming you back in September. We hope you are excited about the food we have on offer for your children. We wanted to reassure you that all our teams who work in schools are fully trained and they have had additional training as a result of COVID19 to make sure we keep your children safe. Our menu is a little different to our normal offer as we need to ensure the food can be transported around the school safely to reach the pupil ‘bubbles’ that have been put in place. However, we always comply with the government School Food Standards guidance and we also buy our ingredients from local suppliers to bring your children a fresh, nutritious and delicious offer.’
Full menu's, including nutritional information, can be found here. Below is an overview of our three weekly offering.
School meals have changed a lot since most parents were at school themselves – they’re tastier, healthier and a lot more fun!
Fussy eaters often thrive on school meals – many parents say their children have tried all sorts of foods in school that they refuse at home. They’re also a great way for children to improve their eating habits such as using a knife and fork and to learn about the social side of eating with their friends.
Schools don’t have to offer school meals at all if they choose not to. However, at St. Michael's we have always believed lunchtimes should be an integral part of the school day, building on and promoting positive learning and social behaviours.
As of September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at state-funded schools get school meals for free.
Families who receive certain government benefits are also entitled to apply for free school meals for their child(ren). If you think you might qualify for free school meals please speak to the school office who can help you check. This is well worth doing – you can save hundreds of pounds each year and make sure your child’s having a good lunch.