Our school meals are cooked on the premises and are varied, nutritous and healthy, with an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables available. All meals are nutritionally balanced over the course of our 3 week cycle and are served by our friendly and cheerful Catering Team. Special diets are catered for or, alternatively, pupils may bring a packed lunch. Children can sit down together and enjoy their meal whilst at the same time developing the social skills of eating together as well as make choices.
School Meal Price/Free School Meals
£2.20 per day for a lunchtime meal, £11 per week.
1) Payment for school meals is required in advance at the beginning of the school week as this helps with ordering of food and quantities.
2) Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to Laleham Gap school) or online via school money. Please contact the school office if you would like more information.
3) As a school we are not permitted to give credit to parents for children's school meals. We are committed to the safety and welfare of young people, any concerns relating to this, please speak to reception who will direct your call to a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team.
4) Parents/Carers will have the opportunity to complete an eligibility assessment to establish whether they are entitled to Free School Meals, and if you are, you will be able to complete an application for Free School Meals. This process can be found on www.kent.gov.uk.
Our school Catering Team follow the principles of Healthy Eating as far as is practicably possible. They are fully trained in all aspects of Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Customer Care, Nutrition and many other areas. We are happy to accomodate medical or cultural diets; for example Halal provision is available on request to the school. Please let us know if your child has been prescribed a medical diet and we will liaise with you, and the dietician. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can help your child enjoy their lunch.