We have had Nourish as our school caterers since 2018 and they work closely with the school to ensure that they deliver the highest quality meals possible. Our school cook Donna Sanders has worked hard to ensure that the children do receive a wide and balanced diet.
Nourish have a number of pledges that they wish to keep;
At Nourish we are passionate about providing nutritional food that our pupils love.
our menus meet or exceed government food and nutrition standards
we minimise and where possible eliminate food additives
our team of nutritionists develop all our menus to ensure balanced, healthy choices
our products from suppliers can be traced back to source
our menus can be adapted to meet your needs
Please click on the link below to see the Spring Menu
We want to encourage the children to eat a healthy balanced diet. During the year the children learn about healthy lifestyles to support our Healthy School Award. The catering company who provide the school lunches try to give a balanced diet. The cost of school meals are currently £2.00 per day / £10.00 per week.
Dinner money should be paid on a Monday morning for the week. The correct money should be put in a named envelope for your child to give to his/her class teacher. Cheques should be made payable to Pratts Bottom Primary School. It is possible to pay for a term or half term in advance.
The ParentComms Pay+ system is a simple and quick way for you to pay online for anything from dinner money to your children’s school trips and after-school activities. You will be able to keep track of their meal account balances as these will be shown online in real time. In order to use this facility, you will need to register for an account at https://payments.atomwide.com/pbps and link this with your child(ren).
When children wish to change from school dinner to a packed lunch or vice versa, at least one complete week’s notice should be given. If your child is allergic to any particular food please inform us.
Children may bring their own packed lunch in a named container. It should be placed on the lunch trolley before school. Due to children in the school being allergic to nuts, we ask that no nuts be brought into school, e.g., no peanut butter sandwiches. As many sweets contain traces of nuts, we also request that sweets be left at home and not included in packed lunches. As part of our Healthy Schools programme, we try to encourage healthy packed lunches and do not allow sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks in packed lunches.
Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to keep hydrated and aid learning. A healthy school water bottle can be purchased from the school office so that children have access to water throughout the day. A hydrated brain learns better.
For your child to have milk you must make sure that you register at www.coolmilk.com If your child is under five they are entitled to free milk and if they are over then it costs around £15 for the term but you do need to register your child before they can receive their milk.
National Fruit Scheme
We are lucky to be included in the free fruit scheme and as a very small school, all our children benefit from this at morning break.
If your child is in KS2 and you are in receipt of certain benefits they may be entitled to free school meals. For more information then please look at Bromley Council's website at:
Tel: 0208 313 4088
If you are eligible for free school meals it is important that you register your child even if they are in Reception, Year One or Year Two as the school will receive extra funding.