Times of the School day/Lunch Menu/Free School Meals

Times of the school day:
09:00 Morning session begins
11:00 – 11:15 Break time
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch time
14:15 – 14:25 Afternoon break – class 1 only
15:15 Afternoon session ends

You can gain entrance to the school through the front playground gates from 8:50 am. For Health & Safety reasons, the school gates are locked at 9am. Anyone arriving after this time must report with their child/ren to the school office for registration and in order for them to be escorted to their classes by a member of staff.

To ensure the children’s safety, Parents/Carers are required to collect their child/ren from inside the school gate on the playground at 3:15pm at the end of the school day. The gates will be unlocked from 3:10pm.

If you are unable for any reason to collect your child/ren at this time, we would ask you to inform the school office on 01362 850315 or office@garvestone.norfolk.sch.uk as soon as possible so that supervision can be arranged.

There is car parking adjacent to the school and next to the village hall. Please do not obstruct or park outside the school gates – on the yellow markings – at any time. 

We have successfully achieved the ’Healthy Schools’ Status.
We supply free fruit and vegetables and other healthy snacks to all the children in school at breaktimes.

There is very good evidence to suggest that the best learning is possible when the brain is kept well hydrated. Each child is supplied with their own, named, non-spill water bottle by the school so that they can drink water whenever they wish. We also have a drinking water fountain in school.

Norfolk County Council menus are sent home which give details of the hot meals that can be purchased at the current cost of £2.20. It is a set, 2-course meal. There is also a vegetarian option or baked potato with various fillings or packed lunch available to order. Water is supplied but the children can also bring a drink of juice or squash from home if they wish.

Lunches are preferably ordered and paid for in advance on Mondays, through the school office – or daily if required – please make cheques payable to garvestone primary school. Please put payments in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, date and amount tendered on the front, thanks. Your child/ren can order their choice of meal for the day from the menu each morning at registration.

Alternatively, your child can bring their own packed lunch with them.

We encourage parents to provide as ’healthy as possible’ packed lunches and politely request that no sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks are brought to school.
We also request that no glass bottles are brought in.
If it is a child’s birthday they are allowed to bring cakes or biscuits in to share if they wish.

Our Dining Room Assistants are  Mrs. R. Rivett and Mrs Z. Dagless

Our Mid-day Supervisory Assistants (MSAs) are:
Miss. J. Bazzoni
Mrs. S. Skipper

We encourage all the children to mix and play together and we play traditional playground games with them.
There is a set of rules – which the children are all familiar with.

If you have any queries at all regarding lunches etc., please ring the school office on 01362 850315.
If you are in receipt of certain state benefits your child/ren may be eligible for free school meals. All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are eligible for the new Universal Infant Free School Meals. For more information please ask us or ring the Education department at County Hall 0844 800 8001.

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