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Gilbert Inglefield

Meals at School

School Lunches

Our provider is Stir.

Here is Stir's welcome pack and here is their  autumn term 2023 meal rota and their mid morning snack menu.

Stir do not take payment in cash. You can make payment for your child's school meals the Arbor app..

Special Dietary Needs
If your child has special dietary needs,  you must let the school and Stir know

Packed Lunches

We encourage our pupils to eat a balanced and healthy diet. Our canteen offers a range of healthy, delicious meals. However, should your child prefer to bring a packed lunch, here are some guidelines we’d appreciate you following:

 Packed lunches should include:

  • At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables.
  • A carbohydrate food such as wholemeal or granary bread, pasta, potato salad.
  • Dairy food such as milk, cheese, yogurt or custard.
  • Meat, fish or other source of non- dairy protein.
  • Drinks should be water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi skimmed milk, yogurt or milk drinks or smoothies.
An example of a  healthy packed lunch may look like this: tuna or ham salad sandwich, bread sticks with a hummus dip, cucumber or carrot batons, apple, yogurt and a bottle of flavoured water.

 Packed lunches should not contain:

  • Snacks such as crisps. (Instead they can bring seeds, vegetables and fruit. Savoury crackers or bread sticks served with fruit or vegetables are also a good choice.)
  • Confectionery such as chocolate bars and sweets. Cakes and biscuits are allowed, but these should only be eaten as part of a balanced meal.
  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausage / chipolatas should be included only occasionally.
  • Chewing gum, fizzy drinks or energy drinks (These are not allowed in school at all).

Allergies & Special Diets

  • We have some students who suffer from severe nut allergies. Please do not put items in your child's packed lunch containing nuts.

  • We also recognise that some pupils have to follow special diets.

  • For the reasons above, we ask that pupils do not swap food items.