School Lunches & Cool Milk Scheme
** WARNING !! WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL **
Some teachers and children suffer from nut allergies so
NO products containing nuts should be brought to school.
School dinners represent the social element of the school environment where our children learn table manners and etiquette.
Riverview has a kitchen on site where fresh meals are prepared and cooked daily by staff from Twelve15. Please click on the link below or the attachment below to view the menu.
From April 2023 school dinners for Junior children costs £13.50 a week (£2.70 per day). Dinner money should be paid in advance via the ParentMail app.
School dinners are served in our dining hall.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals a form is available from the school office. Once the form has been returned to the school a check on eligibility will be made and children will not be placed on the free meals register until your entitlement has been confirmed. Parents are asked to ensure that any forms requested are returned promptly. It is important that the school office is notified of any changes to your financial circumstances as soon as possible as this may affect your eligibility to receive a free school meal.
From September 2014 all Reception and KS1 pupils are eligible for free school meals. However, if you are in receipt of any benefit, please still complete and return your form as this could enable you to receive financial assistance with other activities such as school trips or clubs.
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS
If your child has any special dietary needs due to allergies or religion, please ensure you complete and return a dietary form available from the school office.
It is parents responsibility to complete this form and to keep it up to date.
Packed lunches are eaten under the supervision of a lunchtime supervisor. Packed lunches should be brought in a lunch box clearly marked with your child’s name. The food provided should be simple and easily eaten, and we would ask that you adhere to our promotion of the Food in Schools Policy – no fizzy or high energy drinks allowed and no sweets. Please see the leaflet below for healthy packed lunch ideas.
CHANGING FROM SCHOOL DINNERS
If your child wants to change from school dinners to packed lunches (or vice versa) the school office will require one week’s notice.
COOL MILK SCHEME
Our school milk scheme
Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day.
“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.
“Why should I register my child?”
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.
“How do I register my child?”
If your child is under five-
- Go to www.coolmilk.com/register.
- Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
- Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.
If your child is over five-
- Go to www.coolmilk.com/register.
- Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone or at a local PayPoint.
- Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.
“How do I find out more?”
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 321 3248 or download the information leaflet below.
If your child is entitled to Free School Milk please speak to a member of office staff if you would like your child to receive milk.
Milk is subsidised by the European Union under the European school milk scheme. Milk for children aged under five is also funded by the Department of Health.