Although children are able to bring a packed lunch to school, most at Amble Links enjoy a daily hot meal cooked in our school kitchen. The menus for school dinners run on a 3 week cycle and menus are changed seasonally. School dinners cost £2.00 per day or £10.00 per week which should be paid on a Monday in advance. We also offer the opportunity for children who normally have packed lunches to have a school dinner on a Friday - this is usually a 'Chip Day'!
Wherever possible we try to keep to our menus but these maybe subject to change if necessary.
You can download our weekly menus below.
In order to ensure that the children have greater choice we offer the children a ‘baked potato’ option each day as well as the normal menu option. Children choosing a baked potato are given the option of having cheese, tuna or baked beans with their potato. We will continue to work with the children to encourage them to eat well and at least try the different meals that we provide.
Currently, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal as part of the government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme whilst, unless entitled to Free School Meals, children in nursery, Year 3 and Year 4 pay £10 per week for school meals. At Amble Links the vast majority of children have cooked school meals and we hope to increase this further with our new choices.
To help us ensure we have the correct meals prepared for children we will be asking parents to discuss with their child which meal choices they would like the following week. Every FRIDAY you will be asked to send in a meal choice order form for the following week. We will send out an order form each week and also have these available to download and print on the school website.
We also have a salad bar from which the children will be able to try a range of different vegetables and salad items that they may not be used to. Our aim is to encourage the children to try healthy foods that they may not have tried before!
*If forms are not returned your child will automatically receive the normal school meals for that week.
Click the links below to download menus and order forms.