Lunch in School
Children in the Infant School may have a free school lunch. We offer a choice of meals including fish, Halal meat, vegetables, salad and fruit.
If your child has a medical appointment which coincides with lunch time we ask that you collect your child before the lunchtime period and return them to school in time for afternoon school.
Our school lunch, cooked on the premises, is available for all infant children free of charge. Please support us by continuing to register your child for free school meals if you are entitled to this benefit. If you don’t we miss out on essential funding for your child and you miss out on supermarket vouchers each school holiday.
Midday Supervisors and Teaching Staff care and support the children during the lunchtime period.
Key Certified Ingredients
School meals provided by the Education Catering Service have been given the following awards:
- The Soil Association's Food for Life - an independent guarantee that what's on your menu is freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.
- The MSC Chain of Custody standard - acknowledges that fish is only purchased from suppliers who support and source from sustainable fish stocks.
- The Good Egg Awards - celebrating companies who are showing leadership by sourcing or switching to cage-free eggs (barn, free-range or organic eggs).
- The Red Tractor Award - certifies the traceability of food from the farm to the plate.
All school meals comply with government standards developed by the School Food Trust. Our School Kitchen has the highest food hygiene rating of 5.
Key Stage 1 - Free School Meals
Key Stage 1 children (from Reception to Year 2) are entitled to a free school meal.
Please let the School Office know if you want to opt out of the scheme and provide your child with a packed lunch from home.
Free School Meals and School Funding
There has been a reduction in school funding due to the Universal Free School Meals Offer from the Government. This has resulted in many parents not registering their infant children for the free school meal benefit. The school is losing funding and our Pupil Premium figures are also inaccurate.
Please check your eligibility and sign up your child for free school meals if you are entitled. It means we will receive the extra funding in school to educate your child better. Please call into the school office with your National Insurance Number if you would like help to check your eligibility.
Pupil Premium funding, from the government, generates an individual allowance of £1455 for each child from the Department for Education.
The school uses this allowance to ensure that these children achieve at least their personal best. It provides opportunity for one to one teaching and learning, first hand experiences, as well as learning within a small group. This enhanced provision makes a positive difference to the learning outcomes and although we would strive to maintain this position without the funding, it plays a significant part.
We also allocate supermarket vouchers to all pupil premium children during the school holidays.
Please check your eligibility by clicking on the link below and where appropriate complete the application form. Thank you.
Oldham Council Free School Meals Guidance
The Governing Body have decided to change the Halal Meat Menu at Glodwick to a non-meat menu. Oldham Catering Department have designed the menu to ensure that it meets the current nutritional guidelines. The choices are very appetising and we are sure the children will enjoy eating them.
All of the children have a healthy snack of fruit and milk during the day. This is available free of charge as the school has signed up to the National Fruit Scheme operated by the Government.
All of our children have access to cold, filtered water during the school day.
Guidelines for Health Packed Lunches (for information only)
- At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day
- Meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (eg lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus, and falafel) every day.
- Oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
- A starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
- Dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard every day.
- Only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.
- Packed lunches should have limited items such as:
- Crisps - Instead, include seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added salt, sugar or fat). Savoury crackers or breadsticks served with fruit, vegetables or diary food are also a good choice.
- Confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets are not encouraged at school. Please only allow your child to eat cakes and biscuits as part of a balanced meal.
Your child will enjoy a balanced packed lunch, prepared by our school kitchen, during an educational visit.