Every part of the school day at Devonshire Hill is an opportunity to learn, including lunchtime. In addition to providing healthy, balanced, freshly-made meals, we educate children to understand what is good for them to enable them to make informed, healthy lifestyle choices.
School Meals at Devonshire Hill
School meals at Devonshire Hill are in the process of exciting new changes! Please see the recent letters below outlining details of our new catering company Olive Dining Ltd the letters provide important information regarding our new school meals provision including halal options. Changes apply from April 2022.
Children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to FREE SCHOOL MEALS! Parents/carers who are eligible for Free School Meals must complete the ‘Change Your Lunch Choice’ form linked below. Please note that eligibility must be verified before free school meals can be offered.
Children in Year 3 – 6 pay for their meal unless they are eligible for Free School Meals: As of April 2022 school meals are £2.65 per day and payments are made via ParentMail. If you are not yet registered, please contact the School Office. Payments must be made in advance and should be for a minimum of one week (£13.25).
Together we offer children a wonderful choice of hot food, fresh vegetables, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, jacket potatoes… there really is something for everyone!
We want to help children gain a real appreciation for good quality food, where it comes from, how it’s produced and why healthy food is important. All meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day, sourced locally (where possible within a 60 mile radius of the school), and prepared on-site.
Over the course of the academic year we provide an array of theme days and events- these are advertised around the school and on the website.
Parents and carers must inform the school of any changes to meal preferences by completing a Change of Meal Preference form available online or from the School Office. Please note that if you do not inform the school, meals will continue to be ordered from the catering service and you will be expected to pay for these.
Packed Lunches at Devonshire Hill
If your child has a home packed lunch we ask that you provide them with a healthy nut free meal each day. Healthy lunchbox inspiration can be found on the NHS Healthier Lunchbox page linked via the button below.
Due to having serious allergy sufferers in our school we follow a strict no nut policy. If your child brings a packed lunch to school or snack for afterschool club please ensure that their food is nut free.
Hydrated Brains for Learning
Drinking water keeps your brain hydrated, healthy and ready for learning. Please remember to send your child to school with a reusable bottle of water every day.