Seven Mills is a ‘Healthy School’ and we have recently acheived the Silver Healthy Schools award through demonstrating that balanced diets are encouraged as part of a healthy lifestyle.
We work with Chefs in Schools which is a charity on a mission to transform child health school by school, class by class, plate by plate. Chefs in Schools have developed a proven and affordable model which means our kitchen team have thrown out packet mixes and ultra-processed readymade meals, replacing them with freshly made meals, packed with nutrients and incredible ingredients – such as fish prepped and breaded in house, sauces packed with vegetables and bread made from scratch every day.
They are also helping transform our food education – menaign we are laying the foundations for children to have a life-long love of food.
School dinners are prepared daily, are all Halal and a vegetarian option is available everyday. The menu is displayed on the notice board in our school office and can be downloaded below. If your child has any special dietary requirements, please let us know.
Lunchtime is a very important part of our school day. Our Midday Meals Supervisors play a vital role in ensuring that the highest standards of behaviour are maintained. We aim to make lunchtimes relaxed and enjoyable, at the same time as providing a well-ordered environment.
The school policy is that children need to have the same choice of lunch each week. Therefore, children will either have school dinners or packed lunch for a whole week.
Reception to Year 6
From September 2014 all children in Tower Hamlets from Reception to Year 6 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy school lunch. All parents should have filled in the Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Registration Form which will ensure that we receive all the government funding that we are entitled to. Subsequently providing the best education for our children.
All nursery children still pay for school dinners as this group is not included in the free school meals agenda. However, if you are in receipt of benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals. Please see a member of staff if you need further details.
Dinner money is only accepted on a Monday morning. It needs to be in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Dinner money needs to be paid every week in advance. If your child is absent any day, meals will be credited to you for the following week.
From 13 December 2014, our school catering team will provided information about 14 allergenic ingredients used in the foods that are provided within the school.
Seven Mills recognises the benefits of healthy snacks for physical well-being and as an aid to concentration in class. Fruit is provided at break times for all year groups and water is available for all children. The school does not allow the consumption of sweets, chocolate, chewing gum or carbonated/fizzy drinks. Milk is available for all EYFS children, free of charge.
Breakfast Club runs daily from 7:30am until 8:40am when the school gates open. It is staffed by at least two members of the team. Breakfast club is open to children from Reception to Year 6. Attending the club costs 20p per day, which can be paid directly to the school office or to the staff running the club. A non-compulsory breakfast is offered to children who attend and includes toast, **. A variety of activities are on offer each day
There are many reasons why children benefit from eating a school lunch. School meals are great value for money and a hot, healthy dinner is great for energy because your child will use up a great deal of energy during a full school day.