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Menu for Autum Term 2020 - packed lunches only

Due to feedback, St Josephs are trying to reduce the amount of  processed products and support us with the healthy schools initiative. Instead of cocktail sausages, we will now be receiving cucumber pieces.

Junior School


Packed lunches are not yet available to order unless your child is entitled to Free School Meals.


If you would like to order packed lunches please contact the School Office.

Infant School Lunch Order Form 2020/202 - email sent our Wednesday 1st July


Good afternoon


Please complete the google form here to request for your child to have free school meals or packed lunches from September 2020.  This form need to be completed by Friday 10th July for every child attending school so we have sufficient food on order for the start of term in September.  If you prefer, you can print the word document attachment and return it to the Infant Office.


Kind regards

Printable version - Infant School meal ordering form for existing parents for Sep 2020

Menu changes - update from St Josephs kitchen - Friday 11th October


We have recently reviewed our fish dishes on every week through the current menu. This has been done for a number of different reasons.


  • Improved allergen information now available to us
  • New product codes or changes to existing codes from suppliers 
  • Availability of certain products we were previously using


Above is the revised menu along with all the most up to date allergen information sheets dated 11th October 2019.

Allergy Information


For details of 14 noted allergens please see the weekly allergen menus provided..


Allergens noted are Celery, Cereals containing gluten, Crustaceans, Egg, Fish, Lupin, Milk, Mollusc, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Soya, Sulphur Dioxide.


Please note that a weeks notice is required if you would like your child to have the gluten free fish options asterisked (Fish on Fridays, Pork Sausages or Beef meatballs or Beef Burgers).

General Notes


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. Daily orders are placed with St Josephs kitchen by 9:30 each morning. If your child is likely to arrive in school after this time please place school meal orders directly with the office or we cannot guarantee that a school meal will be available.


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 fruit yoghurt / fromage frais. 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.

A new set of standards for all food served in schools came into force in January 2015.

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.

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium


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 Support

  • 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

Statement about Meat Products in our School Meals.


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.