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School Meals



We are very fortunate to be able to offer freshly prepared hot meals at lunchtimes which can be ordered on a daily basis. There is always a vegetarian option and parents can pay for individual meals as required.


The menu operates on a three week cycle and all meals are nutritionally balanced. Alternatively, children can bring a packed lunch.


Click here to see the current menu -  https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools


Currently meals cost £2.30 per day.


Alternatively children can bring their own packed lunch to school, we encourage their packed lunch to be balanced and healthy, please see the information for guidance below.


During lunchtimes the children are supervised by Lunchtime Supervisors, these are our school LSA's. They encourage the children to eat all their meal and are happy to monitor the amount eaten if requested.


When the weather allows the children enjoy eating their lunch outside if they are having a packed lunch. When the weather is cooler we operate a rotational sitting system where the order of sitting will rotate each day, allowing each year group to be first sitting, second sitting, third sitting and forth sitting throughout the week.


Please ensure that all meals are paid for in advance, either on-line or on Monday morning.


The choice of a ‘blue’ meal (packed lunch) starts after Easter and runs until October half term. If you do not wish your child to choose this option please let the school office know.


If your child is late for registration they must report to the school office to ensure a lunch is ordered for them. However if your child arrives at school after 10 30 am a packed lunch will need to be provided by you.



Break Time Snacks


As you know we encourage healthy eating at FJS and our school kitchen staff offer a snack shop at break time for children to purchase healthy snacks.  The list of items currently on offer is as follows:-


Fruit 30p

Cheese on Toast - 30p

Freshly baked bread - 30p

Freshly baked cheese/jam scone - 30p

Yazoo chocolate milk (no added sugar) - 50p

Yazoo strawberry milk (no added sugar) - 50p

Plain milk carton  40p

Porridge - 30p

Orange or Apple juice cuplet - 30p

Raisins- 30p


Occasionally they also offer healthy fruit muffins/shortbread/cakes/pizza and sausage rolls.

Children should need no more than 70p per day for snacks if they wish to purchase them from the kitchen.


 If children prefer to bring a snack in from home then please could you ensure that it is healthy, ie not a double choc chip muffin, chocolate bars etc.



Information about school meals provided by HC3S

Suggestions for healthy packed lunches