LUNCHTIME / SCHOOL MEALS
We are fortunate to have our own kitchen in school. Excellent school meals are provided by our cook, Sue Bell, and are available for all pupils. Dining takes place in the school hall.
At lunchtime we have a ‘family service’ system, with groups of mixed ages being served at the tables by older children. Children are encouraged to try all the dishes prepared for them but they are not forced to eat foods they strongly dislike. Vegetarian and special medical diets are catered for. Children who do not have a school meal may either bring a packed lunch or go home for dinner. We strongly encourage children to stay for a school dinner - it is a time when staff and children can be together in a relaxed social situation. Parents are welcome to come and sample a meal with us if they so wish.
The current price of a school meal is £2.10 (£10.50 per week). Dinner money should be paid (in advance) on Monday mornings. Payment by cash or cheque (payable to NYCC Oakridge CP School) is accepted for the total weekly amount. If a child is absent and has paid for a meal, he/she will be credited with the appropriate amount in the following week.
Some children may be eligible for free school meals, details about which are available from the Area Education Office.
Currently, 2 Midday Supervisory Assistant are employed to supervise the children during the lunch break.
Children are allowed to bring fresh fruit only to school for a mid-morning snack, and this must be eaten during playtime. Toast and drinks are available from the kitchen during morning break. There is a water fountain available at all times for drinks.