Food & Drink
School meals are cooked at St Marks School Kitchen and delivered to the school. There is an emphasis on using locally sourced and organic food where possible, and ensuring a good range of vegetables and salads. Vegetarian and other special diets can be catered for.
If you wish your child to take school lunches please order from the Office and pay weekly or half termly in advance. If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘Bath and North East Somerset Council’.
The cost of dinners is currently £2.40 a day. Please let the School Office know if you would like your children to try school dinners before making a decision. Please see school office for a current sample menu so you have an idea of the range of meals on offer.
Parents in receipt of Family Income Support can apply for free school meals to:
The Area Education Welfare Officer
Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham BS18 1LA
Tel: 01225 394241/2
If you wish to discontinue school lunches please telephone or write giving at least 1 weeks notice.
Children who prefer to bring a packed lunch may do so. It should be in a plastic container clearly marked with the child’s name. Cold drinks, either water or fruit juice should be brought in a leakproof plastic container.
Water is always provided as part of the lunchtime routine, and there is free access to water throughout the day.
Following government nutrition guidelines, we ask that you don’t give your child crisps or crisp type snacks, chocolate, sweets, or chocolate biscuits in their lunch box. As part of our current school policy, we also ask that you don’t give your child nuts or peanut butter sandwiches, as we have children in school who suffer from nut allergies.
Any child under 5 years of age is entitled to free school milk. This stops when children become 5, and they are given a drink of water instead. Each child has their own named beaker, and has access to water throughout the day.
We are committed to encouraging children to develop healthy eating habits. At mid morning break we ask that all children bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat for their snack. It is often helpful to have this cut up at home and put in a named container.