Lunchtime Arrangements


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Tameside Primary Menu November 2016

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The children at Greswell are able to bring in their own packed lunch or buy a school dinner.

From September 2014 all children in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school are being offered a free healthy school lunch (Universal Infant Free School Meal).

Key Stage 2 children are eligible for a free school lunch if their parent is receiving any of the following welfare benefits:

  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.

They are also offered to children of families who are in receipt of:

  • Child Tax Credit only, but who are not entitled to Working Tax Credit.

Registering for free meals could raise extra funding for your child’s school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, even if your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2, so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible.

If you require any more information about free school meals then please contact the school office or click here to visit the Tameside website.


Packed Lunch Information

Lunch bags should be clearly marked with your child’s name and class

As a ‘Healthy School’ we ask that we provide your child with a ‘healthy’ lunchbox

A recent survey showed that only 1% of children’s lunchboxes met nutritional guidelines

Ideally, a lunchbox should contain a source of starch and protein, some fruit, and a drink. Be creative and think outside the (lunch)box!

  • Try wraps instead of sandwiches, or quiche or a slice of pizza.
  • Pasta, couscous or rice salads are another good alternative to sandwiches, but don’t forget a fork or spoon!
  • Cut fruit up or give seedless grapes to make it easier to eat.
  • Offer cherry tomatoes, carrot, pepper or cucumber sticks with a favourite dip.
  • Give your child water instead of fruit drinks or juices and no fizzy drinks!

Get your child involved with everything from choosing a lunchbox to preparing the foods to go in it. When you go to the supermarket, let your child choose the fruit or vegetables, or sandwich fillings that you buy. If possible, let them help you to make the salad or sandwich, cut up and wrap the fruit, and fill their own water bottle.

The more involved your child has been in the preparation, the more they’ll want to eat it.

Due to health and safety we can not allow children to have glass containers in their lunch boxes.


School Lunch Information

School meals are cooked in the school kitchen by Mrs Winkley. There are choices of main meal and deserts that are freshly cooked on the premises and a drink accompanies these.

The Key Stage 1 hall is used by children who bring a packed lunch and the Key Stage 2 hall is used by those who have a school lunch.

Dinner money is payable each Monday morning. Please send the correct money in an envelope with your child’s name and amount clearly marked on the front of the envelope. Dinner money is currently £10.00 per week. Please note that no change will be issued on dinner money; anything paid over will be credited to the next week.

If you intend to pay by cheque, please make your cheques payable to Tameside MBC.

If you want to pay online by credit/debit card then click here.


Please note: If you wish to change your child’s lunch time arrangements from a packed lunch to a school lunch or vice versa, please inform school in writing so that we can process the change.


Lunch Time Supervision

Across school we have a staggered lunch break between the hours of 11:45am and 13:30pm.

The children are supervised within both dining halls and the playground areas by our team of midday assistants and children from Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and 6) are appointed as ‘Play Leaders’ to provide lunch time games and activities for the younger children.

There is a first aid attendant at the first aid station at all times and any incidents/accidents at lunch times are recorded on individual first aid cards and reported to the class teachers at the end of lunch time.


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