At St Paul’s School, we are committed to teaching children about how to make sensible food choices as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We believe that a healthy packed lunch can contribute to the health of children and young people, and needs to be consistent with the nutritional standards provided by school meals.
Cooked school meals
Surrey Commercial Services provide a school meals service to Surrey schools, including St Paul's C of E Primary School. Their website My School Lunches features sample menus, tips on healthy eating, and contact details. All our pupils are supervised whilst eating and are gently encouraged to eat their lunch. If your child appears to be having any difficulty with their food at midday we will let you know. Equally if you have any concerns about how they are eating please do come and speak to us. Please inform us of any allergies
Packed school lunches
Our children have the option to eat a cooked school meal at lunchtime or bring a packed lunch from home.
Packed lunches should be based on the EatWell plate model and should aim to include all of the following every day:
- Fruit and Vegetables - at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables or salad.
- A non-dairy source of protein - meat, fish, egg, beans or pulses, such as lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus or falafel.
- A starchy food like bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other types of cereals.
- Dairy foods such as milk, cheese or yoghurt.
- Drinks - any drinks provided in lunch boxes should only include plain water, unsweetened fresh fruit juice, diluted fresh fruit juice, fruit or dairy based smoothies.
Click here to read our Healthy Eating Policy
Free school meals and pupil premium
If you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals (this is not the same as the Universal Free School Meals initiative set up by the Government starting September 2014) or Pupil Premium please contact the School Office directly who will respect and deal with any enquiries in total confidence.
Paying for School Meals (KS2 Years 3-6 only)
School meals must always be paid in advance and can be paid for weekly or half termly by cash, online or by cheque made payable to Surrey County Council with St Paul's School written on the reverse. The current cost of a meal is £2.35 per day / £11.75 per week.
All cash payment should be made directly to the school office.
If you would like to pay online please contact the school office who will provide online payment instructions and logging in details specific to your child / children. Please find the online payment link below which you can follow once you have received your log in instructions
Local and regional produce
In recent years, the emphasis has been placed on sourcing more local and regional produce wherever possible. The service and procurement teams are in consultation with various organisations with a view to further increasing wherever possible our locally and regionally sourced produce during the appropriate growing seasons.
Did you know?
- We only use free range eggs on our menus via a local supplier at Great Hookley Farm in Elstead, Surrey.
- All fish featured on the menu is fished from a recognised sustainable source.
- We only use British Red Tractor/Farm Assured meat and poultry on our menus.
- The yoghurts in our menus are sourced locally from an award winning family owned business.
- Our flour is sourced locally from family run flour millers who have been milling flour since 1824.
- We use organic milk for cooking and drinking.
- Organic pork & beef feature on our menus.