Children at Broke Hall School can all enjoy a healthy and nutritious meal prepared on site by Vertas (EATS) catering staff. Pupils can decide on a daily basis which type of meal they wish to have – they will let their class teacher know at registration. This will be from a choice of:
Hot School Meal,
Pick & Mix (Currently a school made Packed Lunch)
Lunch break is from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m. for Reception Years 1 and 2 and from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m for Years 3 – 6. Please note lunch breaks have been adjusted accordingly during 2020-21.
Hot School Meal / Pick & Mix
Broke Hall School lunches are provided by EATS Catering (Vertas). A link to their website can be found below. The hot school meal or Pick & Mix options both cost £2.30 per day. This should be paid for in advance through your child's Arbor account. We would encourage parents to pay online rather than send in cash. However, we can accept cash if delivered to the front office in a sealed envelope with your child's name and class clearly marked.
New Menu - Please note - We are now on a two week rolling menu. We will be starting with Week 1 on Tuesday 4th May 2021. See Allergy information at bottom of page.
Pick & Mix - Our pick & mix menu is included in the 'New Menu' above.
We encourage our children to make healthy food choices and ask that packed lunches do not contain sweets, chocolate bars, nuts or peanut butter.
A point of safety: No glass bottles please.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
Since September 2014 the government has paid for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to have a school meal every day of the year.
Free School Meals (Pupil Premium)
The government provide a premium payment to schools to assist children from lower income backgrounds. This payment ensures that those eligible children continue to receive a free school meal in Years 3 – 6. However, the payment also provides further benefits for those children and can be applied for whatever year group your child is in.
If you think your child might be eligible please follow the link below to Suffolk County Council’s webpage. Every step of the process is carried out confidentially and discreetly.
The money the School receives in this way pays for greater support for each child and is a boost to the school budget. Your support in this matter is greatly appreciated!
Allergies and Dietary requirements
It is important to let the school know if your child has specific dietary requirements or is allergic to any foods. We will can then make sure that they do not choose the wrong items from the menu.