Dinners at The Waterloo School are balanced, healthy, nutritional and tasty. They are provided by HC3S - Hampshire County Council's Catering Services.
HC3S provide three weekly menus that alternate throughout the term so that pupils get a varied choice. Vegetarian options are provided each day too.
School dinners are currently £2.30 for a two course meal per day. Payment required in advance alternatively on the day meal is required. Prices are increasing from September 2019 to £2.40 for a two course meal per day.
To view the menu for this week please click on the following link: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools/menu
HC3S can provide special diets for pupils with allergies and intolerances who want to have a school meal. Special diets are provided for pupils with a medical problem, not just a dislike of certain food. HC3S will require medical evidence confirming your child’s allergy, the special diet request form can be downloaded from the following site: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools/specialdiets
The HC3S standard primary school menu is nut free. Ingredients are manufactured in a nut free environment so all children can eat the standard menu without having to register for a special diet.
To prevent cross contamination, HC3S school kitchens are unable to accept any products that brought in by parents or guardians.
HC3S value staff/parent feedback and have developed a short questionnaire for parents to complete regarding how they view the school meal service in your school. This is a great opportunity for them to improve their services for our schools and develop ideas for new menus. Please see link below:
FREE MEALS - ELIGIBILITY
A child is eligible for free school meals if their parent or carer receives one or more of the following benefits:
income-based Job Seekers' 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, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (Parents who are made redundant or start working less that 16 hours per week, may find their children are entitled to free meals for a limited period.)
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
No other benefits qualify for free school meals from Key Stage 2 (years 4, 5, 6) or for the pupil premium for Key Stage 1 (years 1, 2, 3).
For further information or to check eligibility please use the following link: