School lunches

Your child is welcome to bring a nutritious packed lunch or have a cooked school dinner.

School Lunch Menu

The menus are rotated every week, to ensure that children experience variety and choice. Every morning children will be asked to choose their lunch from that day's menu. There is a vegetarian choice every day.
Chartwells Menu
School Meals
At North Petherwin we have our own school kitchen and cook, Natasha Wendon. At Werrington, meals are cooked at North Petherwin Primary School and are delivered and served by our servery assistant Lisa Gregory.
Our school meals are provided by Chartwells and cost £2.30 i.e. £11.50 per week or 5 for 4 consecutive meals at £9.20 per week.

Chartwells have a Gold Food for Life Accredited lunch menu. This is a catering mark for serving fresh food. The menu includes seasonal produce with at least 75% of dishes freshly prepared by well-trained school cooks.

The following foods will be available daily:
  • Jacket Potatoes with a choice of fillings
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
All KS 1 children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are eligible to receive free school meals.

Dinner Money
We ask that you send dinner monies in on a MONDAY morning in an envelope, with your child's name clearly written on it. Please list which days you wish your child to have school lunches.

Packed Lunches
Please place them in a lunch box clearly marked with the child's name. For safety reasons please do not include glass, fizzy, canned or hot drinks with packed lunches. We hope that you will encourage your child to eat healthily, as we do in school. For further information about ways to get healthy and active, visit the Change 4 Life NHS web site.

We allow children to bring in a healthy snack at morning break times and all Foundation stage pupils have access to a basket of fruit or vegetables under the Fruit in Schools Initiative. We do not allow sweets in school.

Milk is available free of charge for pupils under 5 to have at break time. Milk can be provided for older children at a small charge.

Children also have access to water in school as we have individual water bottles.

Free School Meals
If you think that you may be entitled to free school meals details and forms can be obtained from the school secretary, or directly from County Hall. Details are available on Cornwall Council Website, which can be accessed via the links below:-
Further Information about Free School Meals
Contact the Free School Meal team on 01872 323298

To qualify for Free School Meals the parent or guardian of the child should be in receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits:
  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-based) (JSAIB)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an annual income of no more than £16,190 (as shown on your award letter from the Inland Revenue)
  • The Guarantee element of Pension Credit (GPC)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA)
Please note that people receiving Working Tax Credit (WTC) cannot apply for Free School Meals.

Proving Income
Cornwall Council can now check your entitlement to benefit using a new on-line checking system called the 'HUB'.
Please complete and sign the 'HUB' declaration on the Free School Meals application form if you would like us to check your eligibility by this system. We need your authorisation so that we can share your data but if you do not wish for us to check your benefits using the online checking system, please contact the Free School Meals Team on 01872 323298. You can also apply online (see above link), or you can request a form from school.