At Eastwood Primary School and Nursery lunchtime is from 12.15pm to 13.05pm every day. Children can have a school dinner, bring in a packed lunch from home or go home for lunch.
Our school dinners are not just delicious – they are good for you too. They meet the national nutritional standards that were introduced in 2006 to make sure that children have a healthy and balanced diet.
Every lunchtime we offer a choice of vegetarian, meat or sandwich options, all with vegetables or salad. Fresh homemade bread, fresh salad, fresh fruit and yoghurts are served daily. Children can choose a drink to go with their lunch from pure fruit juice, milk and water.
If your child has a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know. We will be happy to cater for them.
School dinners cost £2.30 per day. This should be paid to the class teacher every Monday morning in a named envelope, either by cash or cheque.
From time to time we will have a fun school meal with a special theme.
Free School Meals
Some children might be entitled to free school meals based on their household circumstances. If you are unsure whether you can claim free school meals for your child, please contact the school or visit www.southend.gov.uk for more information.
Under the Government Initiative all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school dinner.
All children are encouraged to eat our lovely dinners.