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St Peter’s Parents Leaflet Spring Summer GLUTEN FREE 23

Our wonderful catering team are committed to empowering your children to live healthy lifestyles in the future by developing their understanding of the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle.  The school employs the catering team directly and you can be assured that the quality of school meals prepared in our own kitchen with a high proportion of fresh , local and organic ingredients is excellent.  We offer a wide range of healthy options at lunchtime to ensure all tastes are being met in a healthy way.  We offer a choice of meat or vegetarian hot meals, and a range of puddings.

Occasionally parents are invited to enjoy a school meal with their children.

Alternatively, children may bring a packed lunch, which is also eaten in the hall.  Sweets and fizzy drinks are not permitted.

We operate a cashless payment system for school meals.

St. Peter’s operates a cashless system for the payment of school dinners, trips, wrap around care etc. We use a provider called Arbor and once an account has been set up, you will be able to use their Parent Portal/Arbor App to make payments.  Your balances from our last system have been set up and will also show in the Parent Portal.

You will receive an email which will provide you with a link.  The Parent Portal /Arbor App also contains helpful user guides.

How to get started:

Wait for the email from St. Peter’s telling you that Arbor is ready for you to use.

  1. Click the link in your welcome email to set up your password.
  2. Go to the App or Google Play Store on your phone and search for ‘Arbor’.
  3. Click ‘Install’ on Android or ‘Get’ on iPhone then open the App.
  4. Enter your email, select the school, then enter the password.
  5. Accept the Terms & Conditions and enter the birthday of your child.

If you need any help you can find more information in the guide attached to this letter but if you have any questions please contact the office team.


You will receive a text message from ourselves if your child’s account goes into arrears.  If the account goes more than two meals in arrears and the amount is not paid, we will ask you to provide sandwiches for your child until the outstanding amount is paid off.


Are you entitled to free school meals?

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a healthy nutritious lunch at no cost to you.  Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) is a government initiative aimed at improving academic attainment for infant children and to help families save money.

Each child gets a healthy nutritious cooked lunch which includes a man course and a pudding.  Water and milk are always available in the dining room.

Our school menu shows the meals that are being prepared on a two week rotation with menus changing for the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  The menus always reflect the seasons with different vegetables and fruit on offer.  All of our schools aims to cater for those on special diets because of medical, cultural or religious reasons.

Good food provision in schools has been shown to lead not only to healthier children, but to improved attainment.  The plan was brought together to help create a generation of children who enjoy food that makes them healthier, more successful and most importantly happier.

What are the benefits of this scheme?

Better health – a cooked school lunch give the children essential vitamins and minerals they need to help them grow, develop, fight infection and have the energy to lead a happy and healthy life.

Better achievement and behaviour – there is a link between what children eat at lunchtime in school, where they eat it and how they focus with their teachers in the afternoon.  It teaches them to sit down together, which develops their social skills and encourages them to try new foods.  For more information about the benefits of a healthy school lunch please visit the children’s food trust website.