- School Meals
At Eton Park Junior; A de Ferrers Trust Academy, as part of our commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles, we offer a breakfast club facility and the provision of healthy snacks for break time.
At Eton Park; A de Ferrers Trust Academy we offer a breakfast club facility ran by our own school staff. Our breakfast club provides a safe and nurturing environment for your child from 8.00am until the start of the school day.
Start their day off right with a healthy breakfast choice including cereals, toast, muffins, crumpets, fruit salad, yoghurt, milk, and a selection of fruit juices.
Once breakfast is over, children get to take part in a range of fun and creative activities. Currently, the charge for Breakfast Club is just £1.00 per day. Spaces are limited so, if you would like your child to attend the breakfast club, please ask at the main office.
The academy must provide information about 14 allergenic ingredients used in the meals provided at Breakfast Club. The 14 allergens are:
- Cereals containing gluten
- Crustaceans (Prawns, crabs, lobster and crayfish)
- Celery (and celeriac)
- Sulphur dioxide or sulphites
- Lupin (includes lupin seeds and flour which can be found in types of bread, pastries and pasta)
- Molluscs (Clams, mussels, whelks)
The academy has analysed all products currently provided and information on all allergens for each product is kept within the school premises. This information will be updated as and when food items are added or changed. If you need information about the allergens in the food prepared at Breakfast Club please speak to the Breakfast Club staff.
For more information about allergens in your food go to www.food.gov.uk/allergy
National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) - Magic Breakfast
Our school has joined the government's National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.
As a NSBP School we are pleased to be able to offer a healthy school breakfast, available to all, and enjoy the benefits that brings, with children settled and ready to learn at the start of the school day.
From 29th April we will be offering children half a toasted bagel (with low fat spread) as they arrive at their classroom each morning (8.50am). This scheme is offered to all children, and the children are able to choose whether they would like to take part.
The academy employs Caterlink Ltd to provide hot school meals cooked and served on the premises. Parents may wish to purchase a school meal for their child and some parents may be eligible to claim free school meals (please see below for further detail). At the bottom of this page you will find the school meals menu if you would like to view the meal options.
Free School Meals
Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.
Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps the school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.
Before you apply please check that you meet the entitlement criteria. The quickest and easiest way to claim is Applying online. It takes just a few minutes, you will get an instant yes or no answer and if you are entitled you can print the confirmation to give to your school to start the free meals immediately.
At Eton Park Junior; A de Ferrers Trust Academy, children are allowed to bring a healthy snack for break time.
Children can bring a snack, such as: fresh fruit, bread sticks, vegetable sticks, rice cakes, or dried fruit.
Children should not be bringing crisps or snacks with high sugar content (like chocolate, sweet biscuits or sweets) for snack time. Although we provide water to drink, children may bring in their own cartons for drinking at snack time but not fizzy or sugary drinks please. No cans of pop are allowed.