Here at Southborough Church of England Primary School we have our own in-house kitchen which is run by Independent Catering who prepare and cook a range of delicious and healthy meals. Each day there is a main meal option, vegetarian option, jacket potato with a range of fillings, plain pasta with a choice of toppings including fresh tomato sauce and cheese, freshly baked bread and a new stand-alone salad bar which offers an increasing number and variety of different fresh salad items. Both the bread and fresh salad can be chosen in addition to your meal option. We encourage all of our children to have school lunches for all or part of the week as we have seen how our children will enjoy a wider repertoire of food types if they are eating with their peers.
The current price for a meal is £2.25 per day, £11.25 per week.
Only online payments can be accepted via www.independentcatering.co.uk with the sQuid cashless catering account online.
To start the sQuid registration process you will need your unique registration number and 3 digit security code for your child. Should you not have this code please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your child's code, stating our school name, your child's name and their class.
When you have your PIN number you can create an account.
1. Go to www.independentcatering.co.uk where you will find our school listed under sQuid.
2. On the sQuid web page, select 'click here to register' to create an account and register your unique sQuid registration number. Then follow all of the steps to complete your registration.
Once you have created your sQuid account and registered your sQuid registration number you will also be able to manage your sQuid account online at anytime to:-
The way in which schools are funded has changed and it is therefore very important for the school to record children who are eligible for free school meals accurately. If you or your partner receive one of the following; Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support allowance, your child may be eligible for a free school meal. Being registered as eligible for free school meals does not mean that your child has to have a school meal every day or indeed at all. However, it does mean that the school receives funding which will support your child’s learning. If you do wish your child to have a free school lunch, please be reassured there is no distinction made in the dinner registers and the children are unaware who receives a free school meal. Even if you complete the form for us to access the funding it remains confidential information. If you feel you may be eligible to claim please complete an application form which is included in your admission pack or contact the school office.
Your child may bring a packed lunch which is eaten in the Infant or Junior Hall. Lunch boxes should be provided and clearly named. We ask you to ensure lunches are healthy, and do not include chocolate bars or sweets. Due to allergies, any products with nuts in it must not be provided.