School Lunches are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises by our resident cook. The lunch menus consist of a hot two-course meal, offering a choice of main courses, vegetables, salads and desserts.
Starting from 29th October 2018 we are also able to offer the option of providing a school packed lunch for the same price as a cooked meal £2.30. If you wish your child to receive a school packed please click on the link below and complete the weekly school packed lunch option form, we ask that this form is handed into the school office on a Monday morning by 9am.
They are designed by school nutritional experts "Eats" to be tempting and healthy and offer choice for vegetarians with some special diets available. The menus are available online. Occasionally these are changed to special themed menus.
Please click on the links below to see the 2019 Spring/Summer "Eats" menus.
Suffolk school meals are excellent value, costing £2.30 per meal (which is exempt from VAT) £11.50 per week.
Our school menus fully comply with the latest food & nutrient standards and include a high proportion of home made dishes, prepared using locally/regionally sourced produce.
Our meals still represent excellent value for money for a freshly prepared and tasty two course cooked meal. A school lunch also compares well when you consider the time and cost of providing a cold packed lunch from home.
School lunchtime gives children a good opportunity to socialise, by sharing a table with children and teachers to enjoy a meal together.
Choosing a school lunch helps children by:
A convenient online service allows payment online, alternatively payments can be made direct to the school office weekly or half-termly.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you receive:
If you feel your child should be entitled to a free school meal you can apply for free school meals online. Also please note that Bawdsey School receives £600 per year for every child registered with Suffolk County Council as qualifying for free school meals. The fact that you have registered puts your child under no obligation to take free school meals, and the school (appropriately) receives the annual £600 per pupil regardless of whether the meals are taken up or not.
Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch to School. (For safety reasons we ask that glass bottles are not brought.). Children may also go home for lunch following parental request.