At Partington Central Academy children are offered appealing and balanced meals. Children are allowed to choose from a range of main courses, which always include a meat or fish dish, a vegetarian option and salads. These are accompanied by a selection of yogurts, fresh fruit or a choice from the desserts of the day. All the children are supervised whilst eating their lunch. There is a teacher on duty and a number of lunch time assistants on hand.
There are two sittings to accommodate numbers, usually these will be the two key stages, but this can vary at times.
If parents wish then children may bring a packed lunch to school. Please provide a suitable lunchbox for this purpose. No glass bottles, hot drinks or fizzy drinks are allowed. Sweets are not considered suitable as part of a lunch. If a spoon is needed please provide one.
Parents can arrange for children to go home for lunch if they wish, but consideration for the social interaction missed on the yard and the possibility of not being able to participate in lunch time activities should be considered.
Payment for dinners should be weekly, usually on Monday. Children should bring their money to school in a clearly marked envelope. Those eligible for free school meals should obtain application forms from the school office.
KEY STAGE 1
All children in the Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 are offered a choice of free fruit each day. Foundation stage children are also offered a free carton of milk. Year 1 and 2 may purchase this if required.
KEY STAGE 2
The children in Key Stage 2 can access the school tuck shop at morning play only. Only one item is allowed daily although children are allowed to make an additional purchase of water, milk, pure orange or apple juice available.
All items are the same price. No other food items may be brought to school for consumption at play times.