School Lunches

Key Stage 1 lunches are provided by The Contract Dining Company and are supplied free of charge for children at Madginford Primary School for children in Years R, 1 & 2.

Key Stage 2 lunches are provided by The Contract Dining Company, the cost for a school lunch is £2.20 per day (£11.00 per week) which is payable in advance by cheque to the school.

Calendars to book school dinners are emailed out to parents to print out at home - circle the days on which you wish to book a dinner and enclose any appropriate payment. Please remember to use an envelope with the child's name, class and amount enclosed written on the front.

If you would like your child to have a school lunch, we do ask that payment is made in advance as meals on credit will not be provided. If you are experiencing difficulties and think you may be entitled to free school meals, please contact the school office for the appropriate form or click on the link below for further details:

Free School Meals

 Packed Lunches

If you choose for your child to have a packed lunch, here is a checklist of ideas for a healthy eating lunchbox. This checklist is based on the main food groups as recommended in the Department of Education and Skills guidance, The Balance of Good Health.

Water is always available or you can include a small carton of fruit juice.

As fridge space is not available in school please send packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks where possible.

The Food Standards Agency gives ideas and suggestions for healthier lunch boxes including a menu planner: http://www.food.gov.uk/

There is further guidance on healthy lunch box menus on the following websites:
School Food Trust
British Nutrition Foundation

The Nutritionist Resource website also contains lots of relevant and useful information: http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/articles/schoolchildren-teenagers.html