Lunchtime times are 12.00pm – 12.55 pm for EYFS and Years 1-4 and 12.30pm-1.25pm for Years 5&6. There is always a member of staff on duty but your child will be under the immediate care of the lunchtime supervisors, who are organised by our Midday Manager Mrs A Sharpe.
We encourage play and collaboration during the lunch hour. When weather permits, the children use the extensive school playing fields and a wide variety of equipment e.g. hoops, ropes, bean bags, footballs and rugby balls.
The Infant hall is used for meals at lunchtimes. School dinners are cooked on the premises – a wide choice of healthy foods are provided. Please see our menus at the bottom of this page.
If you wish, your child may bring a packed lunch to school. The packed lunch should be in a lunch-box labelled with your child’s name. We ask that glass containers, fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not brought to school. We also have children at school with nut allergies, therefore we have a ‘nut-free’ policy. Please check foods carefully.
School dinners must be booked on the MCAS app. To book a school meal for your child you will need select your child’s name, select dinner menu and select from the meals on offer each day. You will need to ensure that you have money on your child’s dinner account before ordering, please speak to the school admin team if you have an issue.
If you do not book a meal you must provide a meal from home, if you wish to cancel a booking you need to inform the school by 10am on the day, otherwise it will still be chargeable.
School Dinners cost £2.00 per day and money must be on the child’s account before booking.
You may be entitled to free school meals – details of how to apply are below
Text messages will be sent regarding money owed for dinners, please ensure you speak to the school office if you are having trouble paying and would like to set up a payment plan.
Free School Meals
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then they are eligible for Universal Infant Free School meals, however, if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits you could be eligible for free school dinners for their whole time at Willowbrook which would include free milk and free trips.
- Income Support
- Income-based jobseekers allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Support under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999
- The guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Child tax credit
- Working tax credit
- During the initial roll out of the benefit, universal credit
Please follow this link to apply Free school meals (leicester.gov.uk)
Milk for each child is available everyday. Prices vary per term and information can be found on the newsletter/Class Dojo prior to each term.
If your child is entitled to free school meals (see above) then they also get free milk.
For more information, please see the school admin team.
All infant children (Foundation – Year 2) are offered a free piece of fruit everyday. Juniors are able to bring a fruit snack in for break time.