Primary School Meals

A school lunch can provide up to three of the five daily portions of fruit and vegetables and can supply one third of your child’s daily recommended nutrients.

Five good reasons for you to choose healthy school meals:

  • You are guaranteed they are getting a healthy balanced meal five days a week.
     
  • Healthier food at lunchtime can help children to concentrate in the afternoon.
     
  • Children enjoy eating together at lunchtime and will learn dining skills and try new foods by sharing the experience with friends.
     
  • School meals are prepared by qualified caring staff.
     
  • School meals are excellent value for money.

 

To look at our current menu please download the link below:

LORD STREET MENU

Please contact the school office if you wish to change your child’s current meal arrangement.  Please note however that we do require at least one week's notice to change meal arrangements with our school kitchen.

 

Free School Meals

Is your child eligible?

Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
     
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
     
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
     
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
     
  • Child Tax Credit, as long as you do not get a Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
     
  • If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
     
  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.

To apply please contact:

 Housing Benefit, Bolton Council, PO Box 4 Bolton BL1 1RX

Telephone 01204 331590 or email: housing.benefits@bolton.gov.uk

Drop in to the One Stop Shop in Bolton Town Hall, open daily.

From September 2014 the Government  confirmed that ALL pupils in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 in state funded schools will be eligible to have a Free School Meal. This is called a Universal Free School Meal.

However, it is VERY IMPORTANT for school funding that if you are entitled to free school meals that parents still apply in the usual way for children in Key Stage One. 

As part of the Pupil Premium school can get an extra £430 for every pupil registered for free school meals.   Please support our school funding!

 

Packed Lunches

Thanks to Jamie Oliver, school dinners have had a radical overhaul. But what about the lunchboxes we pack for our children?

It’s just as important to make sure the lunchbox your child takes to school provide a healthy, balanced lunch as when they eat at home.

This means plenty of foods that contain the nutrients that children need, and fewer foods that are high in sugar and saturated fat.

You can learn the healthy foods basics in Good food and diet.

Packing the lunchbox

A balanced packed lunch should contain:

  1. Starchy foods. These are bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, and others.
     
  2. Protein foods. These are meat, fish, eggs, beans and others.
     
  3. A dairy item. This could be cheese or yoghurt.
     
  4. Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.

Starchy foods are a good source of energy, and should make up a third of the lunchbox. But don’t let things get boring. Instead of sandwiches give kids bagels, pitta bread, wraps and baguettes. Use brown, wholemeal or seeded bread, not white bread.

Children often like food they can eat with their fingers, so chop up raw veggies such as carrots or peppers, and give them houmous or cottage cheese to dip the veggies in. Breadsticks and wholemeal crackers are great finger foods and they can be spread with low-fat soft cheese or eaten with reduced-fat cheddar and pickles.

Replace chocolate bars and cakes with fresh fruit, dried fruit.

Vary the fruit each day and get them to try new things, like kiwi or melon.  You could also make up a tasty fruit salad. Be inventive and encourage your children when they try something new.

More information can be found from the website Nutritionist Resource. Please use the link http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/loveable-lunchboxes.

 

 

Brush Bus – Learning programme for Nursery Reception and KS1 children to brush their teeth

Brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste 1,300-1,500ppm fluoride is indicated for maximum caries control and is an evidence-based intervention for preventing dental decay. Children aged 3yrs-6yrs should use a pea-sized amount of paste and spit out after brushing and not to rinse.

 

From 2007, children in Bolton have been benefitting from the supervised Brush Bus programme.  At present there are forty four schools, nurseries and special schools actively taking part in the Brush Bus scheme across Bolton which is 3,239 children everyday busy brushing their teeth with fluoride toothpaste helping prevent tooth decay.  This applies to our Nursery, Reception, Year 1, and Year 2 classes where our children are being taught how to brush their teeth and learning how important it is to brush their teeth.

 

The programme has three positive benefits:

It teaches the children dexterity when brushing.

It gives the children an extra opportunity to benefit from fluoride.

It gives children the opportunity to brush their teeth with their own toothbrush –if they don’t have one at home.

 

Link to Brush Bus for NHS information