All children in Infant classes are offered Universal Free School Meals (obviously they can bring packed lunch if they prefer)
All children in Junior classes can have School Meals as and when you would like them at the daily cost is £2.50 each. This should be paid either daily or weekly in advance.
Please click "here" for details of menu choices.
All children in infant classes receive fruit snack each day.
If you think you could be entitled to Free School Meals - please click this link and fill in your information for an immediate response, even if your child is in the Infants and receives Universal Free School Meals, it is worth checking out still as you could be entitled to vouchers etc. during the Covid19 periods:
HC3S, Your Award-Winning School Caterer
December 2021 - UPDATE FROM HC3S
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve always had the safety of our customers and colleagues at the forefront of our minds. Having reviewed our current situation we want to write to you with an update regarding meal arrangements for the return to school and college in January 2022.
Regretfully, our staffing situation remains challenging, both with recruitment and sickness levels which are expected at this time of year. Our two priorities are to take effective steps to keep staff, students and pupils safe; and to deliver the best, as near normal, lunchtime experience. This means that we will endeavour to provide our daily choice of hot two course meals, both non-meat and meat. However, where staffing issues occur, our operational managers will liaise with those schools to discuss and agree how best to adapt the meal service where it is needed.
We believe these priorities support each other and that this plan of action will be in the best interests of pupils, students and colleagues. We rely on upon your support and are appreciative of you working with HC3S.
With over 30 years of school catering experience, our successful ethos is to provide healthy, local, responsible sourced food that children love. Our tasty, freshly cooked, nutritious dishes help your children flourish and reach their potential. As part of a balanced diet, our lunches provide a third of a child’s daily calorie intake, to aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.
We know that providing award winning meals isn’t enough and so, at HC3S we go that step further, by helping schools and the wider community to encourage children, parents, carers to live healthy lifestyles and think sustainably.
That’s why both our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and healthy eating/lunchbox sessions, the later in collaboration we Public Health England, are fun, engaging and available in your area. Our added value ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ resources help teachers educate children in an innovative, food related fashion that cuts across the curriculum.
Where opportunity arise, and in a Covid safe environment, we bring live cooking and food related workshops to the classrooms. Sometimes, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations, outside of the classroom, creating sensory filled memorable experiences.
Celebrate with us throughout the academic year as we support, VegPower’s Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign encouraging children to eat more vegetables, Nutrition and Hydration Week and National School Meals Week; key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.
Want to know more about HC3S? Click on this web link www.hants.gov.uk/hc3s
Our menus are:
Does your child need a medical special diet to eat lunch at school? If so, you need to create an account to register your child for a medical special diet. https://www.hants.gov.uk/hc3s-specialdiets
Once you have created your account, we will be able to review your medical evidence with our NHS dietician in order to devise an adapted menu for your child's school lunch.
Living with allergies comes with its own set of rules so when it comes to food, as education caterers, we want to make this as easy as possible for you as a family. Our staff are trained in food safety and regularly update their skills on allergens. We never underestimate the dangers of food allergies and intolerances and that's why we work hard to get it right.