Here at Bede Burn Primary School we use a computerised ordering and payment system to ensure children get the meals that they want, and to provide cashless payment options for parents. It allows parents to go online and order meals from home and view recipes Alternatively, children order in school during morning registration.
The options are clearly displayed with vegetarian options on a green button and all dishes have a description beside them.
At lunchtime the children select their name on a touch screen in the dining hall, their meal choice is displayed to the cook, as well as their dietary needs. If a mismatch is detected the cook will advise of an alternative.
You can choose to pay by direct debit. Sign up for direct debit log in at School Grid , go to account then direct debit and follow the on screen instructions. You will be sent regular statements that will inform you of the meal choices your child made each day. Forget having to find the correct change each day or pay large sums in advance – direct debit lets you pay automatically. Statements are sent out on a four weekly basis and you are given two weeks notice before amounts are collected. You will only be charged for the days when your child actually ate a school lunch. Once you are set up to pay by direct debit you will be emailed a username and password for logging in. You can then use the pre-order facility, this allows parents or pupils to pre-order on the internet.
You can still pay by cash. The school office will gladly offer you help with dinner money, envelopes are provided and must be clearly marked with the pupil’s name, class and the amount.
Children may go home at lunchtime or they may stay at school and have a packed lunch or a school dinner. Children going home for lunch in EYFS and KS1 should leave the premises at 12:10 pm through the school office. Children going home for lunch in KS2 should leave the premises at 12:20 pm through the school office.
Children should not return until 5 minutes before the start of afternoon school to the school office.
The school meals are provided by South Tyneside Council. If your child has special dietary requirements please inform us and we will pass the details to the cook.
Click here for our School Menu 2019 – 2020
Healthy Packed Lunch
Please ensure that the meal is in a packed lunch box which is clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.
Bede Burn Primary School currently hold the national ‘Healthy School Standard’ award which requires that the school promotes healthy lifestyles. To comply with this and ensure that all packed lunches eaten in school are healthy and nutritious, packed lunches eaten in school should not include fizzy or sugary drinks, chocolate, sweets or crisps (see guidance sheet for quality choices for packed lunches.) This will reinforce the healthy eating messages taught in the school and help promote good dental health.
Please click for the Packed Lunch Guidance
If your child would like to be on packed lunch, please let us know using Weduc.
The school cannot take responsibility for the lunch boxes in school.
No glass should be sent in to school.
Children must take home all foods not eaten in school.
We are a Nut-free school!
Important: We have a pupil in school who has a serious nut allergy. For this reason, we must become a nut-free school in order to ensure this child’s safety. Please do not send any items into school that may contain nuts or sesame.
This includes:– Packed lunch, party plates, birthday treats.
We will not be able to accept birthday cakes and may we suggest that if you wish to send anything, it is Haribo or similar.
Free School Meals
Please click the link below to the South Tyneside Council website for more information on free school meals.