Lunch times are: Rec and KS1 - 12-1pm and KS2 - 12.15 - 1.15pm. Your child may have a hot dinner or bring a packed lunch.
School meals are cooked in our own kitchen by a team from Cambridge Catering Services (CCS). CCS plan and organise menus which are nutritionally balanced, and which cater for a variety of dietary requirements. A menu for this term is sent home with all children but is also available on this website (see below). Meals are served on a ‘cafeteria’ basis.
We are also offering a 'cold' option (known as Pick and Mix). There will be four sections and your child will have help selecting one item from each section, ensuring that they choose a balanced meal. Items available will include sandwiches, wraps, sausage rolls, fresh fruit pots, vegetable sticks, cheese and biscuits, yogurt, jelly and a cake item. Drinking water will also be available.
From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals (UFSM). The current entitlement to Free School Meals (FSM) will also continue to be available to all pupils whose parents receive certain benefits and who are registered to receive one.
It is very important that, if your child is entitled, you still register for Free School Meals under the current scheme. This will mean that the school will benefit from over £1000 additional funding each year for your child from central Government (Pupil Premium) and also that they will receive free meals when they are in years 3 – 6 (if you continue to be eligible).To register your child please visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website, where you can apply online or download the necessary form:
For more information on Pupil Premium and how it is used at CPS, go to Pupil Premium page http://www.cottenhamprimary.co.uk/pupil-premium-4/
Meals cost £2.30 per day, £11.50 per week. Payment for school meals should be sent to school on the first day of the week for meals to be eaten during the week. Alternatively, payment can be made by cheque on a half-termly or termly basis. Please ensure envelopes are clearly marked with child's name, class and amount.
Children may bring a packed lunch. Lunch boxes should be clearly labelled with the child’s name. Please do not send fizzy drinks or glass bottles into school. NB: As we have children with allergies, please do not send any nut based products to school!
We encourage all children to bring healthy food into school. Crisps, chocolate bars and sweets are discouraged. Children can bring a bottle of water into school and all KS1 children are provided with a mid morning snack of fruit.