At Summercroft, we have the Pupil’s Choice menu. At registration, the children choose from a main meal, a vegetarian meal, a jacket potato or for KS2 children only, a packed lunch. The menu is on a three week rota and changes twice a year. Children may choose to have a school lunch some days and bring in a packed lunch from home on others, but must keep to a regular weekly pattern. Lunch is prepared in the school kitchen by well-qualified staff under the organisation of Herts Catering (www.hcl.co.uk). The emphasis is on good, nutritious food. Children are encouraged to eat the food they ask for as a sign of good manners to the cook. Children may change their lunch arrangements at any time, but must inform the office first. If a child has a special meal requirement, i.e. allergies, we will do our best to accommodate, but it is very important that we get a special menu in place before that child starts to have a school meal. Please apply for a special menu through the Herts Catering website.
As part of the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meal programme, a hot lunch can be provided for those children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, that wish to have one.
Those children not wishing to have a school meal may bring a packed lunch from home. Any drinks should be brought in watertight containers but should not be fizzy or in glass bottles. No foods containing nuts can be brought into school as we have several children and staff who have a nut allergy, this includes Nutella, museli bars, cakes containing nuts, etc.
Meals are available at a cost of £2.50 per day. You can pay for these online through the school gateway with a debit or credit card, at the school office with a cheque or cash. We ask that you keep your school meal balance in credit. If the debt is not paid off by the end of the half-term, we will no longer be able to offer a school meal. The meals are prepared by Hertfordshire Caterers who are contracted by the County for their services.
The current menu is the Winter menu (Click on image to expand).
Here are our wonderful kitchen staff, Claire, Beth, Mary, Nicola, Sian & Maria.