We are delighted that Mellors Catering Services will be providing catering at Stocksbridge Junior School from
2nd September 2020. They’re looking forward to working with the staff and parents to encourage more children to choose a nutritional meal at school.
During morning registration, the classroom teacher will let the children know what is available on the menu for that day. When your child arrives in the dining hall at lunchtime, they will line up at the counter and will be able to choose what meal they would like. Your child will be able to taste the food before they make their choice. If you would prefer your child to eat a vegetarian meal, please put your request in writing to the Headteacher.
Mellors Catering Services are looking forward to delivering fun, healthy eating assemblies, bread and pasta cookery lessons and lots more.
They will be attending parents’ evenings to answer any queries you may have about school lunches.
They will be introducing a Pupil Forum for pupils who wish to offer the opinions of
themselves and their class friends to help them further develop their menus. They will
have the opportunity to work with the catering team to help with tasting new samples.
Download the menu for all the weekly dates and delicious meals!
Payment of School Meals
School dinners are charged at £2.30 per day/£11.50 per week (Price for Term 1 2020/2021). It is requested that parents pay for their child’s school dinners on a weekly basis using our online payment facility in ParentMail.
Please note that dinner money must be paid in advance on ParentMail. In the event of there being outstanding dinner payments at the end of the week, parents will receive a reminder email via ParentMail of the amount owed. If there is an arrear of £20 or more, parents will be informed by a telephone call that their child will need to bring packed lunch until the debt has been cleared.
No charge is made for school meals when a child’s parents receive Income Support. If you think you may be eligible, please see the Office Manager who will be able to give you details of how to apply for free meals. Further information is also available on Sheffield City Council’s website.
If you prefer, your child may bring a packed lunch in a named container. We ask that drinks are not sent as each child is provided with fresh drinking water in the dining room.
You should be aware that we do not have refrigeration facilities for storing packed lunches during hot weather, so bear this in mind when choosing suitable foods.
We have a continuous sitting and children are cared for by teachers and supervisors employed specifically for this purpose.
The catering team welcome any suggestions you may have regarding menu choice and they invite you to come and speak to them about any specific dietary requirements your child may have. Please either speak to your school or school catering team.
We look forward to continuing to build a healthy school meal relationship with you all and serving your children great, tasty meals.