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How to pay

Payment information for children moving from year 2 to year 3.

Payment information for children in years 3-6.

Autumn term menu 18-19

MenuWeek commencing
13rd September
24th September
15th October
12th November
3rd December
210th September
1st October
29th October
19th November
10th December
317th September
8th October
5th November
26th November
17th December

Reminder

At lunchtimes, children may have a school dinner or bring packed lunches. Remember that Year R, 1 and 2 now receive free school meals.  For more information about school dinner money, please look at the documents to the right and the information below.

School Dinner Payments

The cost of a meal remains at £2.30 and payments must be made in advance. 

Payments should be sent to school in sealed envelopes clearly marked with the child’s name and the lunches that it relates to. If possible, please send cheques, payable to HAMSTREET SCHOOL LUNCHES, as cash is easily lost in school, especially coins.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF ACCOUNTS FALL INTO ARREARS OF MORE THAN £20 PER CHILD, THE KITCHEN WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OFFER YOUR CHILD ANY FURTHER LUNCHES UNTIL ARREARS ARE CLEARED IN FULL.

If you do have any queries, we would ask that you send a note to the school office as soon as possible as any discrepancies are usually very easily sorted out.

You may pay weekly, monthly or termly in advance. We have detailed weekly/termly amounts below. If a child is absent from school, they will not be charged for a meal.

Price Breakdown:

1 meal= £2.30

Week (5 days) £11.50

(Remember, Yr R, Yr 1 and Yr 2 children now receive free school meals.)

About the Kitchen

Hamstreet Primary has an independent kitchen providing good quality food sourced from local suppliers.

Established in 2005 and staffed by current or past parents, we cater for over 260 children per day.

We prepare all meals on site from scratch even down to peeling and chopping onions, rumbling potatoes and carrots, making and cutting out cookies, brownies, cup-cakes, and we make our own beef burgers and meat balls.  When we cook roast meat we order joints that we cook and carve ourselves, and we make our own sauces for lasagne, pasta and pies.

We offer 2 fresh vegetables a day such as fresh carrots, broccoli, mashed swede, shredded cabbage, diced cucumber, grated carrot and mixed salad but we also use frozen petit pois, sweetcorn, whole green beans and baked beans.  We provide a salad trolley daily as well as fresh fruit and yoghurt for pudding.  Fresh milk and homemade bread are also available every day.

We can cater for special diets and so far we have cooked for children with the following requirements:

Vegetarian

Dairy free

Wheat free, dairy free

Wheat free, dairy free, egg free

Meals without tomatoes, citrus fruit, strawberries

And of course NO nuts.

Our Suppliers

We try to use local suppliers, where we can, which include the following:

Fish – Dungeness Fish, Dungeness

Fruit Salad, Vegetables, Eggs – PK Produce, Bethersden

Meat and Poultry – Carley Butchers, Woodchurch

Sausages – Korkers, High Halden

Milk and Yoghurt – Northiam Dairy, Northiam

Dry Stores and Frozen Goods – Bradleys, Ashford and QCS, Sittingbourne

Potatoes – The Potato Shop, Tenterden

Other Information

During the year we invite parents to join their children for lunch so that they can share the lunchtime experience and see what food is on offer.  We also have BBQ lunches outside when the weather is warm which all the children really enjoy with Hot Dogs and ice cream.  At other times of the year we hold themed sticker days (e.g. Children in Need Day) where the children can win a prize.

If you have any queries which you wish to discuss with us regarding your child’s dietary needs, please let us know. We are happy to talk with you at the end of the day.

As from September 2014 all children in the first three years of primary education are entitled to free school meals regardless of their parents’ income. This money, plus the free school meal money, is used to pay food costs, cooking and cleaning equipment, annual maintenance and staff wages.  No other funds are received.