The Hythe has its own school kitchen managed by Surrey Commercial Services. For more information about school meals please click on the following link www.myschoollunch.co.uk/surrey
All our meals are freshly cooked on the premises and our pupils are offered:
- A two course traditional meal
- A vegetarian option
- A jacket potato/pasta on selected days of the week
Infants Currently ALL Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to school meals free of charge known as Universal Free School Meals.
Juniors (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) - the cost of a school meal is £2.30 per day which is £11.50 per week.
From September 2019 this will increase to £2.35 per day / £11.75 a week.
Payment MUST be made in advance. Our preferred method of payment is online at www.scopay.com. You will require an activation code. Please contact the school office for details. Please note we are a cashless school.
Free school meals / pupil premium
Please click here for Free School Meal Guidance - updated in March 2018
Do I need to complete a free school meal application form even if my child has universal free school meals?
If your child is entitled to universal free school meals (Reception, year 1 or year 2) and you qualify for benefits (as per criteria) then we would appreciate it if you could complete an application form as this will enable the school to claim pupil premium for your child. Further information on how funding helps our school can be found on the Pupil Premium section on our website.
School Classroom Edition
In September 2016 we introduced an interactive classroom dinner system whereby pupils can choose their meals direct on the white boards in their classroom. This system not only speeds up placing the orders with the kitchen but gives parents control by viewing the meals their child has chosen.
You can check which option your child is having by login to www.scopay.com. Under the dinners heading there is a Calendar feature and History feature. Click on the calendar to see what your child has chosen each day. The History features helps keep track of any payments made.
Each day pupils are given a coloured wrist band which will correspond to the meal choice for that day i.e. red token = option 1, green for option 2 and yellow for option 3. blue for medical and purple for Year 5 and 6 additional option 4. The catering team are then able to easily identify what they have ordered when they collect their meals.
Pupils can bring a packed lunch in. Please bear in mind that at The Hythe we promote healthy eating.
There are many sources of ideas on packing a healthy lunch, in short the guidance recommends that it should contain :
- - a starchy food for energy (wholegrain bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, couscous)
- - a protein food for growth (meat, fish, eggs, cheese, beans, peas)
- - fruit, vegetables, salad for essential nutrients (fresh or dried fruit, salad items)
- - a dairy food for calcium (milk, cheese, yogurt, fromage frais)
- - a drink for hydration (water, milk, fruit juice, smoothie or yogurt drink)
Foods with high salt, sugar or fat content should be minimised where possible (crisps, high fat spreads, cakes and biscuits, chocolate items, white bread).
Due to nut allergies in the school we cannot allow any products containing nuts.
Pupils in Reception. Year 1 and Year 2 classes are offered fruit and vegetable snacks at morning playtime free of charge, provided by a local supplier. Playtime snacks include satsumas, apples, pears, carrots, raisins, bananas, tomatoes and strawberries, and there is enough for at least one per child.
We also run a very successful fruit club in the canteen. This is overseen by selected Year 6 pupils and a member of staff. Pupils can purchase a healthy snack such as fruit or a smoothie drink. Prices start from 20 pence.