At Gorse Hill Primary School and Nursery, we understand just how important it is for young people to have a healthy and balanced diet. That is why our school dinner menu is filled with a variety of nutritious, high-quality meals. We cater for a variety of tastes, with a diverse range of options available every week, including vegetarian dishes.
The allergen information provided on the menu below is a guide. Ingredients (and therefore allergens) are subject to change at short notice. For full and up to date information on allergen ingredients and allergen cross contamination risks please speak to a member of the school staff.
The NHS provides the Eatwell Guide to show how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. Read more at the NHS Eatwell Guide website.
Free School Meals support children to make sure they have a full healthy meal at school every day. However, this isn’t the only reason it’s important that you should apply if you think your child could be eligible.
For every child at our school that is registered as a receiver of Free School Meals, our school receives significant additional funding through the pupil premium scheme that can be used to provide additional services for your child. As a result, by registering your child for free school meals, or even by checking to see if you could be eligible, you are supporting your child’s school and their education.
In addition, by registering your child for Free School Meals, you also ensure that they would be eligible to receive additional support outside of school time. For example, free school meal vouchers during school closures.
We believe that it’s important that every child and every family receives the support they are entitled to. We understand therefore that it’s important to reduce any stigma that may be associated with FSM.
As a result, we therefore ensure, as we are obligated to legally, that every child can remain anonymous in their reception of free school meals.
The application process for Free School Meals is run by the local authority, not the school. The best place to start the process is on the following government website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals .
If you think your child may be eligible, don’t hesitate to register as soon as you can.
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.