All meals are cooked freshly on the premises and our varied and balanced menu runs on a three-week cycle. You can view and download this term's menu below.
We have a lovely lunch hall with tablecloths and bonsai trees to make the environment calm and enjoyable for children to eat with friends.
We encourage great table manners and an enjoyment of food as well as an interest in trying new things.
Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is able to receive a free meal at school as part of a government scheme.On joining Swaffield, you will need to:
Register using this form for children joining Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Register using this form for children joining Nursery
Download a free school meal application form here.
If you would have qualified for a free meal anyway, we need to know so that the school does not miss out on valuable additional funding called Pupil Premium.
This extra money allows us to provide additional resources and equipment that will benefit your child, so it is imperative that we have this information.
Your Child's Choice of Meal
From September 2020 we have a new system for choosing meals:
For Nursery and Reception
Parents need to choose their child's meals by handing in a copy of the menu with their
child's meal selection for the whole three-week cycle.
If parents would prefer their child to select their own meal each day,
then they should inform the school.
For children in Year 1 to Year 6
Children from Year 1 upwards may choose their own meal when they go to the servery.
Our lunchtime staff are on hand to supervise the dining hall.
All children will be encouraged to eat their school meal. They will be required to take at least
one portion of vegetables although there is also bread and salad available as an alternative.
If you choose to send your child to school with a packed lunch the school staff will assume that you want them to eat what you have provided for them. They will be encouraged to eat it all.
If the school staff feel that your child does not have sufficient in their packed lunch OR that they have not eaten very much for lunch a letter will be sent home to inform you.
Please also read our Packed Lunch and Whole School Food Policy which you'll find on our Policies page.
Swaffield is a NUT-FREE school
Please ensure there is nothing containing nuts
or nut products in your child's packed lunch.
Autumn Term 2020 School Lunch Menu
Download a copy of the Swaffield School Lunch Menu
Parents/children must choose whether they will have a hot meal or bring a packed lunch for each half term. If you wish to change this the school will require a minimum of two weeks' notice before the start of the next half-term otherwise we will assume your child's choice remains constant.
The lunch menu runs on a three-week cycle.
Week 1: week starting 31/8; 21/9; 12/10; 9/11; 30/11
Week 2: week starting 7/9; 28/9; 19/10; 16/11; 7/12
Week 3: week starting 14/9; 5/10; 2/11; 23/11; 14/12
How to Pay
The price of a school meal is £2.75* and you must pay for at least one week (5 days)
in advance on a Monday (or the first day of the school week).
* from September 2020
Payment for school meals should be made via SIMS Pay using this link.
If your child has special dietary requirements, please read the letter to parents below and use the special diets registration form to give details to the school lunch caterers.
Once completed, the registration form should be sent to the school caterers, Edwards and Ward
Our school has a school milk scheme through CoolMilk.
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.
What Are The Benefits Of School Milk?
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.
Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk
How To Register Your ChildIf your child is under five:
Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
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.
Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.
Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you.
If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration
form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.
Want To Find Out More?
Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.
What goes on in the Playground at Lunchtime?
As part of Swaffield's continuous commitment to improvement, we look at our outdoor spaces, how they are being used, particularly during playtimes and how we can improve the whole experience.
We always include the children and staff in the decision making for any changes
and we have support from the governors and the parents.
The play areas are zoned so that a variety of games and activities can be available every day.
We have a dedicated team of staff who are happy to engage with the children
as well as looking after their welfare and safety.
The range of activities is changed every day and the children get the
opportunity to decide what is on offer.