At New Oscott, children can either eat a school meal or eat their own packed lunch. Regardless of whether the eating dinners or sandwiches, Lunchtime is a chance for all children to go into the school hall to have their dinner.
All pupils in Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).
From 1st April 2023, the cost of school meals is £2.44 per day with our school meals provider, Dolce.
Although meals are free for Infant pupils, ALL dinners MUST be pre-ordered by parents on their School Grid account, before 8.55a.m. and can be pre-ordered for the whole half term in advance.
Parents can email - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone customer care on 01942 707709.
School dinners are prepared on site and are served in each of the school halls and menus are provided on a three-week rotation. This allows the children to experience a range of foods. For each day, there is a variety of food that the children can choose from. Each day consists of a three-part meal. Please click on the link below to explore the school menus.
These menus are subject to change. Please contact the school office for accurate, up to date information.
Parents may, if they prefer, send children with a packed lunch. Pupils bringing a packed lunch should bring it in a lunch box with the child’s name on. We ask parents not to send fizzy or energy drinks, sweets or chocolate as we encourage healthy eating. To monitor what your child is eating we ask all children to take home any remains of their lunch.
Please do not send your child with nuts or nut-based products as we have pupils in school with allergies.
The pupils are supervised at lunchtimes by a team of lunchtime supervisors.
When the weather is warm, Junior children often choose to sit in the quad area, next to the hall, and eat their sandwiches on the picnic benches.
In the Infant and Junior departments, children are chosen by the lunchtime supervisors to eat their dinner on 'Golden Table'. This is a special table with a table cloth and flowers. Pupils who are chosen to eat on the 'Golden Table' can go to dinner before their sitting, and they can also choose a friend to join them. There are lots of reasons why children are chosen to sit on 'Golden Table', ranging from excellent manners, good behaviour inside the hall, being helpful to a friend or how they engage in play on the playground (including friends in their games etc).