At Greenbank we have our own school kitchen and dining room which are seperate from the main school building.
Our dedicated catering team prepare a range of fresh healthy meals on site every day.
There is a wide variety of food available which is all Halal and also includes vegetarian dishes.
All children are supervised by teaching assistants and teachers inside the dining room and outside in the playground.
Where Children are out on a school trip they will be provided with a packed lunch prepared by the catering team
If you choose, children may bring a packed lunch to eat instead of a school dinner (however, please note that this needs to be a healthy packed lunch and not include warm food that has been allowed to go cold, sweets or fizzy drinks). The teaching assistants do check children's packed lunches on a regular basis and will feedback to individual parents if the lunch is deemed to be unsuitable.
Please do not send nuts into school or products containing nuts this includes chocolate spread !
Parents are asked to commit to a FULL HALF TERM ON EITHER SCHOOL DINNERS OR PACKED LUNCHES FROM HOME.
School meals cost £2.20 per day or £11.00 per week.
Dinner money must be paid onto Greenbank's payment System, Parentmail +Pay.
All parents should be registered for this, please ask at the office if you experience problems.
Any child out on at trip over the lunchtime will always be given a school meal that is made to take away.
This includes children that usually have packed lunches.
If your child usually recieves a free meal then there will be no charge. If you are not entitled to free Meals the cost will be £2.20
This is our policy to ensure all children are catered for and prevents any last minute delays or issues arising from forgotten or unsuitable packed lunches.
Free School Meals
Children whose parents qualify under the appropriate regulations are provided with a free school dinner, if you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please follow this link http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1787.
We reccomend that even if you plan to have a packed lunch you still apply for free school meals as each child entitled to free school meals secures extra funding for the school.
Universal Infant Free School Meals are governemnt funded, this is different to Free School Meals.
All children in years Reception , Year One and Year Two receive free school meals.