We are very fortunate to be able to offer freshly prepared hot meals at lunchtimes which can be ordered on a daily basis, there is always a vegetarian option; HC3s are our hot meal provider. As of September 2014, all Infant aged children are entitled to a free school meal and Junior school parents can pay for individual meals as required. Currently meals cost £2.50 per day for Junior School children.
HC3S, Your Award-Winning School Caterer
With over 30 years of school catering experience, our successful ethos is to provide healthy, local, responsible sourced food that children love. Our tasty, freshly cooked, nutritious dishes help your children flourish and reach their potential. As part of a balanced diet, our lunches provide a third of a child’s daily calorie intake, to aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.
We know that providing award winning meals isn’t enough and so, at HC3S we go that step further, by helping schools and the wider community to encourage children, parents, carers to live healthy lifestyles and think sustainably.
That’s why both our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and healthy eating/lunchbox sessions, the later in collaboration with Public Health England, are fun, engaging and available in your area. Our added value ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ resources help teachers educate children in an innovative, food related fashion that cuts across the curriculum.
Where opportunity arise, and in a Covid safe environment, we bring live cooking and food related workshops to the classrooms. Sometimes, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations, outside of the classroom, creating sensory filled memorable experiences.
Celebrate with us throughout the academic year as we support, VegPower’s Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign encouraging children to eat more vegetables, Nutrition and Hydration Week and National School Meals Week; key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.
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Does your child need a medical special diet to eat lunch at school?
Once you have created your account, we will be able to review your medical evidence with our NHS dietician in order to devise an adapted menu for your child's school lunch.
Living with allergies comes with its own set of rules so when it comes to food, as education caterers, we want to make this as easy as possible for you as a family. Our staff are trained in food safety and regularly update their skills on allergens. We never underestimate the dangers of food allergies and intolerances and that's why we work hard to get it right.
More details can be found Special diets | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
The menu operates on a three week cycle and all meals are nutritionally balanced, the menu available in school may vary slightly. The current school menu is attached below.
Alternatively children can bring their own packed lunch to school, we encourage their packed lunch to be balanced and healthy, please see the information for guidance below.
If your child is late for registration they must report to the school office to ensure a lunch is ordered for them. However if your child arrives at school after 10.30 am a packed lunch will need to be provided by you.