The Hythe has its own school kitchen managed by Twelve15. For more information about school meals please click on the following link www.myschoollunch.co.uk/surrey
From September the price of a school meal will be £2.40 per day for pupils in Key Stage 2, and free to pupils in Early Years and Key Stage 1, under the Universal Free School Meal Scheme. Our preferred method of payment is online. We use a safe payment system called SCOPay. You will be given an activation code when your child enrols at our school.
NB: If your child is a vegetarian or has special dietary needs then you must complete a diet request form (see below) which will be passed to our catering team.
Some parents are eligible for free school meals. We require you to complete an application form (see below) and then we will verify this with the free school meal checking service. It is important that you complete this form, even if you are in Year R, 1 or 2 as this will entitle you to receive other benefits under the Pupil Premium scheme, if your application is successful.
Important update: As of 1st June 2020, our catering company Twelve14, have requested that all meals are prebooked. Therefore, please pre-book/log your child's meals on www.scopay.com, through the calendar feature. Please enter your choices, whether it is a school option or a packed lunch from home. This will enable you to know what your child is having each day, keep an eye on your dinner balance, and also help us increase efficiency in placing the requests with the canteen. Please see the guide below to help you get started. You can also pre-book using the SCOPay App.
From 1st June Twelve 15 will be providing a cold menu option - see below
|Special Diet Request Form updated April 2019.pdf||Download|
|SCOPAY Parent Guide - Ordering Meals (1).pdf||Download|
|PUPIL PREMIUM APPLICATION FORM (RECEPTION & KS1) MARCH 2018 (1).pdf||Download|
|Free_school_meals_guidance March 2018.pdf||Download|
|FREE SCHOOL MEAL PUPIL PREMIUM APPLICATION FORM (NURSERY KS 2-4) MARCH 2018 (2).pdf||Download|
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.