We have an hour for lunch at Brimscombe. The whole school dines together at 12.15pm and children have the choice of a cooked meal or sandwiches from home.
Children in KS1 are entitled to a FREE hot meal each day as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme intorduced in September 2014.
Cooked lunches are provided by Caterlink, a contractor appointed by Gloucestershire County Council, to provide nutritionally balanced meals at an affordable price. These are cooked on site by our wonderful cook. A main meal and desert costs £2.35 a day for years 3, 4, 5 & 6 which is paid for through the Parentpay system. Please use the links below to view the seasonal menu choices and the Parentpay website. Those families in receipt of certain tax credits and benefits can apply for free school meals using the information attached at the bottom of this page, via Gloucestershire County Council.
Each day the children have a choice of three main courses which are selected as part of morning registration. Meals are ordered on the day and you can choose daily whether your child will have a school meal or packed lunch. (If you know your child will be late to school, please call and book your meal).
At lunchtime, the children sit in set places on mixed age tables. The oldest pupils take responsibility for helping the younger ones, setting their places, opening packets etc. and they model good manners and polite eating habits. We find that this develops responsibility and encourages friendships across the year.
Those children who prefer to bring sandwiches are encourged to bring a healthy combination of food; sandwiches, pasta, salad, yoghurts and fruit rather than chocolate or crisps. All children keep a re-useable water bottle in school to use throughout the day.
After lunch children spend time on the playground (or the field in the warmer months). During this time they are supervised by our mid-day supervisors, Louise Organ, Kathy Pascoe, Kerry Poole, Kate Birchley, Hayley Oliver & Emma Lowe. Our Year 6 students are all trained as Young Leaders, organising games and activities for the younger ones as well as acting as 'buddies' to those who need a bit of support.