At lunchtime our delightful cook, Miss Lisa and her assistant provide a choice of hot meals which are cooked on the premises. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free hot cooked meal every day. A menu is available from the school office or can be downloaded here. This includes a vegetarian or baked potato option and special diets can be catered for upon request.
School dinners are always guaranteed to be both exciting and fun at Ilam and Miss Lisa always marks special occasions with a bespoke menu. Since her inception, Miss Lisa has also introduced a Mother’s Day lunch and picnic lunches to eat outside during summer term.
School meals must be paid for in advance either by providing payment daily in a named purse, weekly to the school office or by using the Parent Pay system. Parents can also provide a packed lunch.
During lunchtime water is available, as it is throughout the school day. The children are also offered a glass of milk at lunchtimes.
If you feel that your child may be eligible for free school dinners, please contact the office for full details or visit your local Job Centre Plus.
School Milk Every child under the age of five years is entitled to a daily third of a pint of milk free. Children aged five and over can participate in the Cool Milk scheme or our own pay as you go milk scheme. Milk is distributed to the children mid-morning in cartons with a straw.
Fruit Ilam School have joined the 5 A DAY school fruit and vegetable scheme, which entitles all children aged four to six to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.
Snacks The following snacks can be provided during the morning and incur the specified charges:
Toast – 25p per day
Cheese Oatcakes – 50p per day
Fresh Orange Juice – 30p per day
Milk – 20p per day