The Children and Families Bill places a legal duty on state-funded schools in England, including academies and free schools, to offer a free hot school lunch to all pupils in Reception, Year One and Year Two from September 2014. Healthy and nutritionally balanced hot lunches are prepared daily on site and lunchtime is an important social occasion; we make it a well-mannered, pleasant experience. All children are encouraged to try new foods, new entrants are invited to pick one day to share school lunch with their parents.
As an alternative to our delicious hot lunches, children may bring a healthy packed lunch and drink in a labelled box – this must not include sweets, chocolate bars and fizzy drinks. Food containing nuts/nut oils are not allowed due to the allergies of many children and adults.
As a Healthy School we actively encourage our children to drink regularly to keep hydrated: we advise you to provide a sports water bottle, which may be used at any time. You could always buy one of our special Horley Infant School logo bottles!