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At St John’s, we believe that the best option for children at lunchtime is to have a hot school dinner. We expect that parents of children in Key Stage 1 will take up the option of the Universal Infant Free School Meal as we believe the school dinner option is much better for the children’s learning and health.

We recognise the evidence that states:

  • Children are better prepared for learning if they eat well
  • Children make more progress if they have eaten the right nutritional lunch
  • Eating hot dinners is an important social occasion and the children learn vital social skills