In English & supported throughout all subjects, we aim to empower & enrich our children’s vocabulary & so prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey (& beyond) so that no child is hindered or held back by a deficit of language as a result of deprivation. We want them to be able to articulate themselves & their learning through a wide bank of subject specific terminology as well as being creative & innovative in their speech & writing. We aim to inspire our children to become fluent, confident life-long readers who can discuss the joy of literature as well as develop their own style & expression through wide opportunities for writing.
Meals and Snacks
Our school meals are excellent – just ask our children! They’re cooked fresh on site every
day; they’re delicious, nutritious & served by fantastic staff who are an amazingly important
part of our school family! The Catering Contract of the school is run by Taylor Shaw – a
specialist to the Education market with over 20 years experience of providing great food
to schools & colleges. Taylor Shaw’s focus is on quality fresh food & they source ingredients
as locally as possible to provide varied and exciting menus that all of our children can enjoy.
Each morning children are able to chose what they have for their lunch that day which gets
recorded on an online system and sent to the school kitchen to ensure each child gets what
The menu for this term is shown below.
We do not handle lunch money in school. When your child starts at St Mary's you will be given log in details for LunchHound which is an online payment system.
If your child has any allergies or special needs, then please let school know in order that we can ensure that your child is well catered for at lunchtime.
To see how Taylor Shaw safeguards allergen / dietary information under GDPR, please click: TS Medical Diet Privacy Notice.
If preferred, children can bring a healthy packed lunch to school. Children have
their packed lunch in the same hall as those having a hot school meal. Children
must not bring in fizzy drinks or energy drinks and packed lunches need to be
balanced and healthy. Drinking water is available on each table for children having
Please download this document for ideas of food items to put in a healthy lunchbox.
All children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have access to free fruit each day during morning playtime. Children in Key Stage 2 can choose to bring in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetable to eat during playtime.
Water and Milk
All children in school are given a water bottle which they can use in lesson time and before and after playtimes to keep themselves hydrated. All children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are entitled to free school milk. Children in Key Stage 2, who are entitled to free school meals, are also entitled to free milk and other children in Key Stage 2 can order milk each term at a cost. Please complete the form that is sent out each term to order milk, or inquire at the main School Office.
Please click here to read our Whole School Food Policy.