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LUNCH MENU: Week beginning Monday 12th November 2018

School Lunches: We are very sorry! Thank you for being The Chameleon this week - being so very adaptable when our kitchen was not working as well as it should be! As you know, the lunch your children were given on Wednesday and Thursday is complimentary. You will not pay for these two lunches.

School lunch cost: 

Parents should be aware that lunches now cost £2.30 a day. 

Lunch menu:  If your child chooses to bring a packed lunch it must follow our packed lunch rules.  Children can only bring one treat item e.g. if they bring crisps then they should not also have a biscuit or a cereal bar.  Children must not bring jam or chocolate spread sandwiches and are expected to have at least one portion of fruit or vegetables.   Please ask at the office for a copy of our healthy packed lunch guideline.

school lunches at green dragon

  • Dietary requirements / food allergeis:

    Please note that from now on the wraps on the menu will contain mayonnaise.  If your child has a potential allergy to any ingredients in mayonnaise please see Mrs. Nassar at the school office.

    Our School menus are prepared by a fabulous team of cooks and on a daily basis within our kitchens.

    The menu fully complies with the latest school food regulations. Fresh and local produce is always used when available.

    Each day a set meal consists of one item from each group (main course, vegetables, salad & desert).  Fresh yoghurt, fresh fruit, salad bar & wholemeal bread are also availalbe. The meal aims to provide the balance of nutrients required.

    As a diverse school we try to reflect the cultural and religious needs of our school population, and therefore have a Halal (H) choice. 

    Dishes marked 'V'  are suitable for vegetarians. 

  • packed Lunches:

    We are sure that your child will have told you about the Fun, Food and Fitness workshop that they went to this week led by Chartwell’s chief nutritionist.  The children have learned a lot about how food gives them energy and helps them to concentrate as well as helping them to grow and develop strong bodies and teeth.  All our school lunches follow the Government’s nutritional standards and we want to make sure that packed lunches follow the same rules so that every child at Green Dragon is given the best possible opportunity to grow, thrive and develop as healthily as possible.  Every child who has a packed lunch will bring home a leaflet about the new rules on Monday.  If you do not receive a copy please look on our website or ask at the office.  The basic outline of the new rules means that children should bring a balanced meal to school with a healthy savoury option (no jam or chocolate spread sandwiches), fruit and vegetables, some protein and the maximum of one treat item a day so if your child brings crisps they shouldn’t also bring biscuits.  All drinks must be fruit juice or water.

    Click on the following icons to view some great ideas, recipes and advice on packing your child a healthy and nutritious lunch.

    GD Packed Lunch Rules

  • Costs & free school meals:

    Following a Government initiative, all pupils at Green Dragon Primary School who are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, are allocated a free cooked school meal every day. This is irrespective of family circumstances or incomeand is only driven by the age of the child. Ordering a free cooked school lunch for a child in these year groups is the same as in previous times where the child tells their member of staff in the morning. You will not be charged for the cost of this meal.

    The cost of a school lunch for pupils in all other year groups is £2.30 per meal.

    Costing & how to Pay

    School Lunches cost :

    • £2.30 per day
    •  £11.50 per week - 5 days
    •  £69.00 for 6 weeks 
    • £138.00 for 12 weeks

    School lunch cost:  We would like to let parents know now that from September 2017 the cost of school lunches will increase to £2.30 a day.  School meals cost the school £2.30 but have been charged at £2 for several years.  We are confident that you will all agree that £2.30 remains incredibly good value for one of our delicious, school cooked meals.  Children in Reception and KS1 will continue to receive a free meal as will children who are entitled to free school meals in KS2.

    You can pay via Parent Pay. Please click here to login.

    If you are on certain benefits you may be able to claim for free school meals.

    Click here to check if you are eligible.

    Application for Free School Meals.pdf

    Click here to be directed to an e-form to apply for free school meals.

    GD Packed Lunch Rules.pdf

  • Parent Pay:

    lease set up your account so that it alerts you with a text message when your balance is low.  

    Log in to: 

    • ParentPay Home Page
    •  Home
    •  View/Edit profile
    •  Alert Settings

    On this page you can set up alerts either by text or email to let you know that your balance is low. 

    Remember to press SAVE at the very bottom of the page to save your altered settings. 

    Please click here to be directed to the Parent Pay webpage where you can activate your account and view other useful information/guidance - thank you.

    Parent Pay Letter 2016.pdf

  • Chartwells Catering Company:

    Hounslow Borough Council had recently formed a school catering services partnership with Chartwells, an experienced school catering firm. Chartwells currently cook for several groups of schools in other London Boroughs and has now started working in Hounslow schools.

    The new catering partnership has improved the school lunches, providing a more balanced and nutritious menu. Our new menu includes many popular favourites as well as new dishes for the children to try and love. The menu continues to have vegetarian and halal options.

    Hounslow Borough have set the cost of a pupil meal to £2.00 per meal.

    Click here to be directed to an e-form to apply for free school meals.


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