School Meals

A two course nutritionally balanced hot meal is cooked on the premises daily.

Children have the choice of either having a hot lunch or bringing in their own packed lunch. For each half term you will be required to book which days of the week your child eats a hot lunch.

All children are supervised at lunchtime by a team of lunchtime supervisors under the direction of the Senior Mid-day Supervisor and the Headteacher.

Hot Lunches

A two course nutritionally balanced hot meal is cooked on the premises daily served in the School Hall. Children are encouraged to eat and try new foods. If your child is not eating over a period of time, you will be informed.

Each day the children are offered a choice of a main course and a dessert. They can choose from a meat, vegetarian or a jacket potato option, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A Halal chicken option is offered to children with Islamic religious beliefs and this is available on a roast dinner day (Wednesday) and other days when chicken is being served. An example of the current menu can be found on our caterer’s website: Please note that the actual menu offered at Goldsworth will be different.

If your child has a food allergy or requires a special diet, please make sure you have completed the Twelve15 Special Diet Application Form.

Goldsworth is a ‘Nut Free Zone’ which means that no nuts are used in the School Meals.

Free School Meals

The Government initiative of free school meals for all Reception, Year 1 and 2 children takes effect from September 2014.

If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals (i.e. you receive Income Support), please ask at the office for an application form. Your request will be treated in strict confidence.


The school meal price for 2023/24 for children in Year 3-6 is £2.70 a day / £13.50 per week.

School lunches are ordered in advance via Arbor. This gives you the opportunity to discuss the food options with your child and select accordingly.

Packed Lunches

Should your child wish to have a packed lunch, parents are asked to provide a nutritious meal (in a suitable container). We like to encourage healthy eating and so ask that no sweets or chocolate are sent in. Goldsworth is a ‘Nut Free Zone’ which means we do ask that parents do not send anything into School in lunch boxes that contain nuts, ie. peanut butter sandwiches or nuts in muesli bars etc. If your child has a food allergy please notify us in writing.

Drinks brought for lunch must be in a screw-topped plastic container. Please ensure that your child has items that they can open themselves as there are only so many pairs of hands of help at one time!


Children in Reception have the opportunity to visit our snack bar during their morning or afternoon session. This is a fruit /vegetable snack and is sometimes supplemented by breadsticks. This is proved by the Government scheme, however, we do ask parents to contribute to our snack bar to provide a variety for the children to choose from. This gives the children the opportunity to try different types of fruit and vegetables.

KS1 & KS2, children are allowed to bring in snacks to eat at morning break. These snacks must be small so as not to spoil the children’s appetite for lunch, and KS1 children should bring them in a small named container. No sweets or chocolate are allowed. The ideal snack is a piece of fruit (oranges should be peeled if the child cannot do it themselves) or vegetable or piece of cheese etc. Children are encouraged to bring in water bottles these can be refilled from various drinking water outlets around the school.