Please note the cost per meal is £2.60 (as of 1st April 2017) at the Junior School whilst the Infant School currently provides Universal Free School Meals.
The Infant School no longer has weekly order forms as new Universal Free School Meals system started in September 2014. The meals need to be ordered at the beginning of the school year.
Junior School children can order their hot school meal during morning registration.
The new Spring/Summer Term menu covers the remainder of the school year and is a four week rotation of menu.
The menus provided are the same at both the Infant School and Junior School sites.
Also available each day are mixed salad and seasonal vegetables. There is always an alternative main meal option of Jacket Potato with fillings and alternative pudding choices of fresh fruit or organic fruit yoghurt. Wholemeal bread is available most days.
A little about St Joseph's Hub Kitchen
"Our story and our partners - our priority is our customer".
Seasonal menu changes take place after consultations with every school we work with. We then consider the guidelines set out by the Government and the School food plan to ensure we deliver a varied, healthy & nutritious menu. Finally, comes our firm belief in supporting local business.
We are proud to work with Birring's Family Greengrocers in Chalfont St Peter for all our fresh fruit & vegetables. Our fresh meat is supplied by a Chiltern based butchers. We cater for primary school children, serving schools in the local area and we are extremely proud to have a 5* hygiene rating from Chiltern District Council and we constantly strive to improve everything we do.
We are St Josephs School Catering and we are based in Chalfont St Peter.
Our kitchen at St Josephs have modified their menus and tried to give some guidance on what dishes may be suitable for children with allergies and have written a brief guide for staff and parents at the bottom. For further details, please see the weekly allergen menus below.
Please note that a weeks notice is required if you would like your child to have the gluten free fish option.
As part of the School Food Plan, a new set of standards for all food served in schools was launched by the Department for Education. They become mandatory in all maintained schools, and new academies and free schools from January 2015. Welcomed by the Save Our Standards Campaign, and by Jamie Oliver, the new school food standards are designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus. Find out more about the background to the standards here.
The Standards ‘tea towel’ and accompanying guidance have proved very popular with cooks, caterers and their schools.
Children whose parents/carers receive one of the following benefits are entitled to Free School Meals and this will generate Pupil Premium for their school:
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
We have been assured by our hub kitchen and the commissioning team for Buckinghamshire County Council that the safety and quality of our products is rigorously monitored and that they ensure that all the products we supply meet or exceed the regulatory food safety requirements.
The main focus of this hot school meal scheme is to utilise local farm assured produce.
If you have any further questions please let us know.