"To lift ourselves and others into our best future"

Clytha Primary School, Bryngwyn Road, Newport, NP20 4JT
Tel: 01633 265 266 HeadTeacher: Mrs Jo Davies

School Lunches

Chartwells is the Newport Local Authority School Meals provider. Cooked meals are provided in the main hall each lunch time for all children wishing to stay to lunch. For those children who do not eat meat, an alternative vegetarian dish is available as well as a Halal option. Drinks from home are not required by those who eat a school lunch as water is provided. To help plan your child's meals, the menu is sent home when it changes and a copy is displayed in school.

We are aiming to be a ‘cashless’ school and have therefore joined with other schools in the city to use ‘Parent Pay’ for payment of school lunches and trips. Each child is given an ‘account number’, that is personal to them. Payments can be made by parents into that account to pay for all meals and trips. Please see separate ‘Parent Pay’ section for more information.

Meals are not cooked on the premises but on the Queen’s Hill site. If your child is late for school, for whatever reason, we must be notified, before 9.30 a.m., in order that we can arrange for a lunch to be provided.

Daily registers for meals are taken at 9.00am each morning with the children stating whether they are having a school hot meal, having their own sandwiches from home or going home for lunch. At lunchtime, the children will be offered a selection of hot meals; a main meal, a vegetarian option. These are advertised in the termly menu leaflets sent home with your child.

If your child has a specific dietary requirement, such as halal or vegetarian, you will need to inform us on your child’s admission form and these children will be allocated the appropriate meal. There may not always be all choices available to children if there is a particular favourite on a certain day, but those children with specific diets will always be catered for.

Packed lunches are brought to school by many children as an alternative to the school meal. Glass bottles, flasks or cans are not allowed at lunch time or on any other occasion. Please ensure that all drinking bottles, sandwich boxes and containers are clearly marked with your child's name. We would ask that families do not send in hot food/drinks for their child for lunchtime.

The weekly menu is one that has been developed by ‘Chartwells’ to encourage healthy eating.