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Dinner Time

Cockton Hill Junior School has Healthy Schools status. We want to work with parents and carers to keep our children healthy and encourage all children to eat the right foods for sustained energy to aid learning.

Dinner time is 12pm-1pm. Children enter the hall in year groups to stagger serving. Your child will be able to sit with their friends for dinner provided behaviour is appropriate and safe.

School dinners are eaten in the main hall, providing a ‘family social dining’ environment. Children are encouraged to set their table place, show good manners, have a chat with friends and clear away after themselves.


School Meals

School meals are available at a cost of £14.05 per week. This service is provided by Chartwells and is not managed by the school. Children select their meals on a three-weekly cycle. Each morning children select their choice for that day within their classes. We encourage children to make their own choice. A main course and dessert is offered. A vegetarian choice is on offer daily.

We request that dinner money is to be paid on the first day of the school week for children to receive their dinner for that coming week. Dinner money payment is only accepted via the online payment software ParentPay. Please contact the school office for guidance and an online login to set this up.


Packed Lunch

If you wish to provide a packed lunch for your child, it should be brought into school in a lunch box clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. For safety reasons carrier bags must not be used to store packed lunches.

Please do not include nuts in your child’s lunch box as several children have serious nut allergies in school. Packed lunches should not contain sweets, energy drinks, fizzy drinks or chocolate bars but we do allow a small cake bar (e.g. mini roll) or a small cereal bar and a small bag of crisps. Sandwiches cannot have chocolate spread as a filling. Please support your school by not including other sugary items in a packed lunch.


Drinks and Playtime Snacks

We provide filtered water from coolers that children can use to fill their own water bottles brought in from home.  Your child has access to this water before school, at break and lunch times. Your child is not allowed to bring flavoured drinks (unless part of a packed lunch), highly coloured or high energy drinks into school. Please note that if flavoured drinks are in school as part of a packed lunch then this drink is not to be consumed during the day. Children may bring a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable in to eat at break time (labelled with their name). This does not include manufactured fruit products. Sweets must not be brought to school to be consumed on the premises.  Crisps must only be brought as part of a packed lunch.