School Meals

Please note that we are a NUT FREE school.
Great Gaddesden School is a nut-free zone, as we have children with nut allergies. Please refrain from giving your child any nut-related product as a snack or in their packed lunch.
School Lunch
At Great Gaddesden School, pupils are offered the choice of a hot school meal available at a cost of £2.40 per day, or the option to bring their own healthy packed lunch from home.
All children eat together with Infants eating first and then Juniors.
In good weather, our Junior children have the option of eating at the picnic tables outside. 
After consultation with our school council, we now follow the Herts Catering "Pupil Choice" menu which can be found below. Each day pupils have a choice of choosing a 'Red' option (meat or fish), 'Green' option (vegetarian), 'Orange' option (jacket potato with choice of fillings) or 'Yellow' option (chicken/tuna/cheese/ham on rotation). 
Wednesday choice always includes a roast lunch and Friday choice includes a pizza option. 
Menus are sent home termly so parents are able to discuss choices with their children. Children are able to make their own meal choices each day.
As we are a small school without a full kitchen, our hot meals are prepared off-site and transported to the school by Herts Catering staff. 
All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a free school lunch.
Free School Meals are offered to those accessing Pupil Premium. If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please contact the school office.
Payment for School Meals must be received within two weeks of the bill being issued. This is a requirement set out by Herts Catering.
Packed Lunch
We suggest a well balanced packed lunch that includes a piece of fruit/veg, sandwich/wrap and and a small dessert (e.g.yoghurt). No chocolate or crisps to be included please.
Morning Break
Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a piece of fruit through the NHS SFVS (School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme)
Parents also have the option of ordering milk on a termly basis in advance. Details are sent home towards the end of the second half of each term.