School Meals

The kitchen has been awarded 5 Stars for food hygiene by Hertfordshire CC and has now just been awarded the Silver Food For Life Award from the SOIL Association.
 
Since September 2017, we have been one of the few schools in the area to use locally produced fresh meat.

The school cook makes every effort to provide carefully balanced and nutritious meals each day and cooked meals are eaten in the dining area under the supervision of Midday Supervisory Assistants (MSA's) and teachers.

The cost of meals will be notified to you each term and should be paid for half-termly in advance. Parents can pay through School Gateway (an on-line payment facility) or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to Northgate Primary School.Dinners must be paid for in advance.

Packed lunches need to be sent in an appropriate strong, named container. Please do not give the children drinks contained in cans or glass bottles.

It is important that a decision to take either school dinners or to bring a packed lunch is made and kept to for our planning purposes. Please give half a terms notice in writing if you would like to change the arrangement for your child's lunch.

Please Note:
 

The school dinner menu from Hertfordshire Catering is changing to their Autumn – Spring menu from when we return after the October half term, on Tuesday 5th November, until Easter holidays.

 

New menus are coming home with the children this week. The cook has made the following changes-

 

Week

Day

Option

Was

Will now be

1

Tuesday

Chilled option

Chicken Mayo Wrap

Chicken Wrap (no mayo)

1

Wednesday

Meat/Fish option

Roast Pork

Roast Chicken

1

Wednesday

Vegetarian option

Omelette

Sage and Onion Quorn Pieces

1

Friday

Meat/Fish option

Salmon Nibbles

Fish Fingers

1

Friday

Yellow

Egg Roll

Ham Roll

2

Tuesday

Vegetarian option

Creamy Vegetable Pie

Jacket Potato with Cheese or Beans

2

Friday

Yellow

Egg baguette

Ham baguette

3

Monday

Vegetarian option

Vegetable Bake

Vegetarian Burrito Wrap

3

Tuesday

Chilled option

Chicken Mayo Wrap

Chicken Wrap (no mayo)

3

Friday

Chilled option

Egg Roll

Ham Roll

 

These changes are reflected on School Grid.

 

As we are no longer requiring you to stick to a meal pattern and you can pick and choose which days you would like to have a school lunch, please can you order your meals in advance.  You are now able to order meals right through till 20th December.  Please log on to School Grid to order.  If you cannot log on, please email admin@northgate.herts.sch.uk.  We would like everyone to order on line in advance.  Once you have pre-ordered you can make changes up until 8.55 on the day in question.  At the moment, if you forget to order there will be an opportunity for them to order in class.

 

For Key Stage 2 children (Year 3-6) please can you pay in advance for your meals.

Dinners cost £2.60 a day.  If your child has dinners every day then the next half term will cost £83.20 

You can pay either half termly, monthly, or weekly, but please ensure that you are always in credit for your child’s meals.  Payment is to be made by School Gateway.  You can see your current balance on School Gateway and on School Grid.

BREAKTIME/LUNCHTIME

Children are offered milk and a portion of fruit each day in Foundation and Key Stage 1 classes, as the school subscribes to the Government's 'Fruit and Vegetable Scheme'. For children in other years, you may wish to send in a mid-morning snack for break-time. We want to encourage our children to have good eating habits so please send in something healthy like a piece of fruit or a plain biscuit - do not send in sweets, chocolate items, crisps or nuts. This applies to packed lunches too.

NUTS We have a number of children in the school who experience a severe reaction to nuts. As this could prove fatal to them, Northgate School makes every effort to be a nut-free zone. Under no circumstances should parents send in snacks or packed lunches which contain any nut items, this includes peanut butter sandwiches, pesto sauce, bakewell tart and desserts that contain hazelnuts. Please check the pack of any items that you send into school.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS - Are you missing out?

To find out if you are eligible and apply online go to HertsDirect.org or phone on 01438 737370.