School Meals and Menus
We are very fortunate at Outwoods to have two kitchens that cook delicious and nutritious school meals fresh every day. The school meals service is provided by contract caterers called Educaterers who have over 60 years experience in the school meals industry. You can find out more about them on their website at https://educaterers.co.uk/about-us
Please see below the Menu's starting Tuesday 5th September 2023. Children start back on Menu week 2.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Children
Having a nutritiously balanced cooked meal in the middle of the day really makes a huge difference to pupil well-being and can positively impact on health as well as promoting healthy eating habits. Children also get introduced to new foods and this can reduce food insecurity. You can look up the menus and try some of the recipes on the Educaterers website.
How can I claim free school meals?
All children of infant age (years Reception to year 2) will be offered a school meal every day free of charge- you do not need to apply. Just let your child’s class teacher know they will be having a school meal. However, please tell us if you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed here https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals as this means we can also claim extra funding for your child at school, this can be around £1300 per pupil so it does make a huge difference to the school’s budget and benefits all of the children. For all children including those in year three and above - you can also claim free school meals if you are in receipt of qualifying benefits. You can claim through Warwickshire County Council, this way the school will receive additional funding to spend on your child’s education.
You can apply for free school meals via the following link www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or by phone via the customer service centre on 01926 359189.
Your child will bring a menu home, or you can collect one from the main school office they are also available by clicking on the School Lunch image above.
Please note the menus change with the seasons and sometimes there may be a change due to supplies not being available or certain dishes not being popular with the children.
For those not eligible for free school meals, school meals are £2.42 per day which is excellent value for money. The school cook is Mrs Sweet and she is happy to discuss menus, allergies or special dietary requirements with parents and carers, just ask at the office.