At St. Matthew's we try to promote healthy eating and would encourage all pupils who have packed lunches to bring to school a well-balanced and nutritious meal which does not include sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks.
All infant children are given a free piece of fresh fruit each day and milk is provided to infant children through a scheme with Cool Milk. The milk is provided free of charge until your child reaches the age of 5, after which a small charge applies (unless your child is in receipt of free school meals). Parents need to go online and visit www.coolmilk.com in order to register their child for milk and to organise payment of the charges direct to Cool Milk. If your child does not like milk, they will be offered a drink of water as an alternative. Additionally, we encourage each child to have a sports bottle of water in school in order to keep well hydrated throughout the day, as this is proven to aid concentration levels. School bottles are available from the office but any design of bottle is allowed.
Parents who wish to enquire about eligibility for free school meals should contact:
Area Education Office South (for schools in Preston, South Ribble, West Lancs, Chorley)
Pupil Access Team
JOINT DIVISIONAL OFFICES
01772 533 608