Lunchtime is a key part of our school day. We eat lunch ‘family dining’ style, during which children learn to serve themselves and each other (as opposed to having to queue at a counter to collect their food). We all sit down as a school and eat together; adults support children at this time and can also eat the school lunch with the children to encourage and model good conversations. We serve each other food and help tidy away together. We value this time and see it as a key learning opportunity.
We aim to be a very healthy school and see eating as a way to reinforce our values and commitment to a high-quality education. We have devoted significant additional resources to our catering and lunch service (beyond what the government allocates to us) in order to provide quality school meals for our children.
Packed lunches are not allowed at our school.
Children can be collected to have lunch at home.
Paying for Lunch
All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to school meals, free of charge. Children in Year 3,4,5 and 6 can pay on Parent Mail. Please contact the office for guidance.
If you would like to know how Aspens manage allergens, please click here.
Free School Meals Eligibility
If you are in receipt of certain benefits your child may be entitled to the free school meals scheme that is available for school-age children. Click here to check the eligibility criteria or to make an application.