St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Lambourn Way, Lordswood,
Chatham, Kent, ME5 8PU

01634 669700

office@st-benedicts.medway.sch.uk

Lunchtime arrangements

Lunch is at 12.00 for the children in KS2 and at 12.20 for the children in KS1.

All children wishing to have a school dinner eat in the hall with the children who have packed lunch from the first two classes. Other children having packed lunch will eat in the classrooms supervised by the midday assistants.

We consider the school lunch to be an essential part of social training, and we try to ensure it is as friendly and personal as community dining can permit.  For those having school dinners, meals, are of a high standard and menus are varied.  It is possible that your child may not have had certain food items before and in this respect children are asked to request a small portion if they are unsure of the food offered.  All that is asked is that the child tries a little of the portion concerned.

Whichever meal your child has, we do like you to keep to that arrangement for at least two weeks.  Dinner money is paid weekly each Monday, half termly or termly and should be in the envelope provided clearly marked with the child’s name, class and amount enclosed.  For those who wish to pay by term of half term, a reminder that credit is automatically carried forward when a child is absent, and a statement issued every week.  Please note that payments must be made in advance and cheques made payable to 'Chartwells'.  If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, please see the Secretary right away.

School dinners are free for all infant children (Year R to Year 2) but will cost £1.79 per day ( £8.95 per week) for all junior classes.  Five midday assistants are employed to take care of your children during the lunch break.  We ask that all parents ensure that their children treat the midday assistants with the same respect as teachers.