Gateshead School Meals aims to provide children with the very best fuel for the school day – a nutritious, high-quality hot meal, cooked on-site from fresh, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, at the right price, every day of the week.
We understand how the right nutrients can help your child’s mood, their health and their ability to concentrate in lessons. That’s why our delicious freshly-cooked meals easily meet – and exceed – national standards for school lunches.
If your child has a special dietary requirement – such as diabetic, coeliac, low fat and dairy intolerances or a food allergy – we will be happy to plan and provide a school meal that meets your child’s needs.
Children can bring their own packed lunches. They are eaten alongside the children taking cooked meals in the hall. We ask that food is brought in plastic containers and for safety reasons we do not allow hot liquids in flasks. As part of our healthy school programme we also ask that children do not bring chocolate or fizzy drinks.
We do not allow the eating of sweets at school. Children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each day as part of the government’s national scheme. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring fruit to eat at playtime.