Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

School Meals


As a precaution and for the safety of our children with known and diagnosed nut allergies, we are a 


In School we check all our ingredients for Breakfast, Lunch, After School and Enrichment Activities.

We ask that you do not send any child to school with peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches or any nut snacks.

We trust that you can all support us in this.


School Lunches

In 2014, as the Government launched Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM), Heathwood launched it’s ‘in house’ school lunches.  School lunches are prepared on the premises daily and there is a good choice of both first and second courses, including a vegetarian option. All our ingredients are sourced from local farms and suppliers.  We are committed to providing healthy, appetising school lunches that meet the Government’s food based standards and have been awarded a Silver Food for Life Partnership award.

The price for school dinners has not been increased and is £2.30 per day / £11.50 per week £64.40 for Jan/ Feb Half Term for Years 3 and 4 only and should be paid for in advance weekly, half-termly or termly. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are free, because of Government funding.

The preferred option for payment is online to Heathwood Lower School NatWest account, sort code 60-02-13 account number 62411632 - please reference with your child’s name prefixed with SM.  Alternatively, you can pay by cash (in a sealed envelope with child’s name), or cheques made payable to ‘Heathwood Lower School’.             

All dinner money should be paid in advance please, preferably on a Monday morning.


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Parents are invited to sample the school meals on a regular basis and here are some of the comments left by parents:

"This is the third year I have had the pleasure of sharing school lunch and the standard is exceptional. Well done to the kitchen staff." Class 2 Grandparent.

"It was delicious. Can I come again?" Class R Parent.

"Great balance and choice of food - fab quality." Class 1 Parent.

"Really enjoyed it. Lovely home cooked food." Class R Parent.

"It was really good, yummy gravy! Thank you for taking the time to learn my son's name too." Class R Parent


Packed Lunches

Packed lunches should be as nutritionally balanced as possible. Drinking water is provided. Lunch boxes should be clearly named.  We are unable to provide refrigerated storage for lunch boxes and encourage parents to pack ice packs in their child’s lunch-box during the warmer weather.

*No glass containers or products containing nuts of any kind (Nutella etc), please"



Children in Reception, and Years 1 and 2 are provided with a piece of fruit daily as part of the Government's ‘School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme’.  As a school, we have decided to extend this scheme and provide a fresh fruit snack for Classes 3 and 4, paid for by us.  Please do not send in any other snack.

If your child would like to have milk at school, you may purchase a 1/3 pint (189ml) carton of milk per day from ‘Cool Milk’ please see their website (www.coolmilk.com) for details on how to register.

Children are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to school daily (plain water only please, NO juice or squash) - these can be refilled from a jug in each classroom (water fountains have been temporarily turned off).  Heathwood water bottles can be purchased for £2 from the School Office.