Beaumont Primary School has been accredited with The Healthy Schools Standard and is in the process of introducing a Food Policy to promote a healthy lifestyle. We have launched a Lunchtime Charter through Recipe for Change to help preserve the valuable lunchtime social occasions and create a restaurant-style lunch experience for the school to help improve safety and behaviour as well as motivating children to sit and eat together. The Lunchtime Charter is based on the Beaumont Values: polite, kind, and hardworking; you can read more here.
Beaumont has its own kitchen and all meals are cooked on the premises daily. Children may choose either to have a school meal or a home packed lunch. The school meal provides a choice of a hot or cold menu, with salad bar.
If there is any reason why your child cannot eat a particular food, then a note to this effect should be sent to the school office and then your child will be offered an alternative choice.
From April 2018, the school caterers are Collegiate Trading Ltd ("CTL"). CTL is a separate trading company of The Collegiate Trust - a multi-academy trust whose schools include Riddlesdown Collegiate in Purley and Gossops Green and Waterfield Primary Schools in Crawley. CTL understands the importance of healthy eating from a young age, and so, work hard to educate their schools through their food, trained staff and school compliant menus. Alongside a 3 week menu cycle, CTL offer a packed lunch option with a choice of 3 different fillings daily together with fresh fruit, vegetables or a cheese portion. The children also have the option to add a yoghurt or hot dessert to their packed lunch.
Children who do not wish to eat a meal provided by the school, may bring a packed lunch. Please provide your child with a suitable, clearly named, 'coolbag'.
The lunch should not contain sweets, chocolate or drinks. These are discouraged as part of our Healthy Schools Policy.
All children need to bring in a named water bottle whether they have a school meal or a packed lunch.