At Coupe Green we want our children to achieve their best and we believe that a child’s diet and general well-being have an important role to play in this.
Children are encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water bottles can be refilled up during the school day, and we recommend the bottles with the ‘push-up’ tops as screw tops can lead to spillages.
All school meals are cooked on site and the service is run by Lancashire County Council. The meals produced use only high quality, mainly fresh ingredients and represent very good value for money. As parents and carers, you will be invited to choose your child’s menu choices in advance, by completing menu sheets. The menus work on a four weekly rolling review, so at the end of week 4 we will revert back to the menu for week 1 and so on. The school menus are reviewed twice a year and new menu sheets will be issued when a new menu is introduced. By allowing this choice you can guarantee your child will be served with a meal you think they will be happy with.
School meals can be paid for weekly, fortnightly or termly in advance. Cheques should be made payable to Lancashire County Council The school office can provide costings upon request.
From September 2014 all pupils in the infants have been entitled to receive a free school meal. If you are eligible for certain benefits the school may receive additional funding to help support your child. This is has been called Free School Meals or is also known as Pupil Premium funding. To discuss this further please contact the school office.
Children may also bring a packed lunch or go home for dinner. Lunchtime is supervised as well as the midday playtime by our teaching assistants. If your child wishes to change from school dinners to packed lunches or vice versa, please let us know in writing and we request that you give us two week’s notice. If your child is absent, credits are carried forward to the following week.
If your child is bringing a packed lunch, please ensure the box or bag is clearly labelled with his/her name. We encourage healthy life style so we ask that parents try to make the packed lunches as healthy as possible. Lunchboxes are stored on trolleys in classrooms.
Free School Meals
If you think that your child may be entitled to FSM, please telephone the Area Education Office: Pupil Access Team Area Education Office, East Cliff JDO, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 3JT. Their direct telephone number is: 01772 531809. Further information can be obtained from the school office.
Infant children have free fruit as part a government funded initiative. We encourage all children to try various fruit. Junior children can bring a small healthy snack for playtime.