You can see our school menus and other information about healthy eating in schools at the My School Lunch website for Tower Hamlets schools.
All our school meals are provided by a contracted caterer who has a healthy-food policy as part of their tender. This includes the use of fresh fruit and vegetables each day as a choice for the children.
Many children bring packed lunch to school. Please ensure that your child's packed lunch is healthy and balanced and has only one treat, such as crisps or a chocolate bar. We also have a water only policy and do not allow sugary or fizzy drinks.
We endeavour to ensure we follow the menu but items are sometimes replaced with other options due to product delivery.
Free School Meals & Tower Hamlets Mayor’s Meals
Did you know that every child in Tower Hamlets Primary Schools is entitled to a free school meal? This is either a Free School Meal if you are in receipt of benefits or a Mayor’s meal being funded by the Mayor this year.
Our kitchen serves fresh hot meals every day along with a choice of salad and fresh fruit.
If you are receiving benefits or other entitlements or have an income of less than £16,190, you can claim Benefit-eligible free school meals, which are given to children in both Primary and Secondary School. Every child that receives benefit- eligible free school meals also entitles the school to receive additional funding known as the pupil premium.
Due to the current cost of living crisis, the Government and Tower Hamlets are also providing other benefits to families who receive benefit-eligible free school meals. This includes a £100 voucher per child, but your household must be entitled to benefit-eligible free school meals in order to receive this.
To find out whether your child qualifies for free school meals (and additional funding for the school) you can check online. If this checker shows that you are eligible for free school meals and do not currently receive benefit-eligible free school meals you can apply here.
If you need any further information or support, please contact the School Office or Jacqui Jenkins.
Tips for packed lunches during hot weather
- An ice pack that's frozen (not just cold) will keep the temperature in your lunchbox down.
- Fill your child's water bottle the night before and place it in the freezer. A frozen water bottle is another way to keep your lunchbox cool. Plus, your kid's water will be cool and refreshing at lunchtime!
- After packing the lunch, store the packed lunch box in the fridge so it doesn't warm up on the counter. Just before heading out the door, pop in the frozen ice pack or frozen water bottle.
The school works closely with the other Isle of Dogs Schools in following an agreed local and national policy on healthy eating.
Playleaders supervise children during their lunchtime in the hall. Teachers who are having hot meals sit alongside the children at the tables. Playleaders supervise children on the playground and we ensure that there are qualified first-aiders on duty.