Lunch and Milk Information
Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) provides school lunches for pupils at Windhill21.
The menu is run on a three weekly rota and the pupils have a choice of either:
Freshly baked bread is available daily plus a selection of salad or vegetables and a choice of dessert.
In addition, pupils in years 4, 5 and 6 can choose from the deli menu. The deli offers a selection of wraps, pasta, freshly baked breads, salad bar, vegetables and a choice of dessert.
Alternatively, pupils may bring their own packed lunch from home.
Cost per day from September 2022 for pupils in years 3-6 will be £2.85. For Nursery the cost will be £2.40 per day.
Payment for school meals is in advance and parents are encouraged to pay online using Arbor.
Pupils in Reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to universal free school meals. In addition, free school meals are available subject to income level; further information is available from www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.
HCL has a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies, intolerances or lifestyle choices (e.g. vegan, religious etc). If your child falls within one of these categories, then HCL have a range of special menus and you will need to complete an application directly with them.
An application using their on-line system takes just minutes to create and complete. To find out further information and how to apply go to https://specialmenu.hcl.co.uk.
Please be aware that if your child requires a special menu, whether for a medical condition or lifestyle choice, HCL will be unable to provide a school lunch for your child until an on-line application has been made and processed.
If you have any further queries, please contact HCL directly on 01707 292500.
Our school provides a milk scheme that is available to all of our pupils and we would like to invite you to register your child. School milk is free for under-5s, and for over-5s it is available at a subsidised price.
Each child that registers with Cool Milk will receive a 189ml portion of semi-skimmed milk every day, delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. Their school milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but as it is rehydrating and energy boosting it also bridges the gap between breakfast and lunch to help children stay focused. For more information on how milk can benefit children visit www.coolmilk.com/why-milk-is-great.
How to register
If your child is under five:
- Register online at www.coolmilk.com
- Register by a Tuesday at 5pm for your child’s free milk to start the following week
- Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request four weeks before their birthday - if you wish your child to continue to receive school milk, simply make a payment
If your child is five or older:
- Register and pay online at www.coolmilk.com
- You can pay Cool Milk either online, over the phone or at a local PayPoint in half-termly, termly or annual instalments.
- Please pay by a Tuesday at 5pm for your child’s milk to start the following week.
If you have any questions regarding school milk please visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 321 3248. More information on milk is also available from the school.